The Thing is…

The heart of western democracies is the assembly, the parliament. Its Germanic origin is the thing, also called ting, ding or þing in other languages. Today, national assemblies in Scandinavian countries still refer to this ancient tradition. For example, the parliament of Åland (autonomous region in Sweden) is called Lagting, of Faroe Løgting, of GreenlandContinue reading “The Thing is…”