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Vincent-Immanuel Herr

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Who, If Not Us?

The Young European Collective is a group of Europeans from different countries, backgrounds, and perspectives. Each week, one member will voice a unique viewpoint on a topic from a variety of social, political, and cultural developments and aspects of life in Europe. The activities of the group are funded by Stiftung Mercator.

More Feminists

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Women’s equality is directly linked to Europe’s overall well-being. Only by overcoming gender inequality can we truly lay the foundations for the continent’s future.

22.07.2015

Ent-schuldigung

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We do hold a responsibility to remember about the dark past of Nazism. However, this is not for Germans only to shoulder this responsibility in the form of national guilt.

15.07.2015

Yara Zgheib

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Aristotle at afternoon tea

“… the artistic and contemplative construction of a world more real than reality itself.” – Oscar Wilde

A column on philosophy and culture, politics and art…. just a smart conversation over afternoon tea.

On Tinted Glasses

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Our vision of the world is dictated by our perspective. What if that perspective gets skewed?

16.07.2015

Maintaining order

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Governments ask conformity in exchange for safety. It is a transaction we cannot accept.

25.06.2015

The Madness Equilibrium

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John Nash devised a supremely rational, Nobel Prize-winning model. He was also a supremely irrational man. How can this be?

04.06.2015

The Fabric of our Society

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Today, fashion is a mass-produced commodity. This makes us forget that what we wear used to be a political statement – and could once again be an instrument of change.

22.05.2015

Jesse Van Mouwerik

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Top Culture

Analyzing where foreign policy, social change, and popular culture overlap.

The Politics of Prejudice around the “Agreekment”

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A look at attitudes about Greece.

14.07.2015

Democratic Default?

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Greece’s endless eleventh hour agreements and continued resistance to bailout package terms have many wondering what next steps the country should take.

01.07.2015

The Decline of Money

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Screwy economic realities have lead to more and more young people prioritizing living standards over wealth.

18.06.2015

Could a Little Tyranny Actually be Good?

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Freedom has a cost. Unfortunately that cost is often freedom.

08.06.2015

Lars Mensel

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Network effects

A column about the internet, technology, and everything that happens in between.

#ThisIsACoup

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During the Greek crisis, protest has migrated online. But who is listening?

13.07.2015

Steeping in our own realities

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There will inevitably come a point when you lose track of progress. Better to accept it now.

26.06.2015

He’s got the look

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Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis came for finance talks and made the fashion pages. Why are we so surprised when someone couples a fresh approach with a different look?

03.02.2015

Candid Camera

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Should police officers wear cameras to clarify cases like that in Ferguson? I don’t think so.

26.11.2014

Alexander Görlach

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Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz – one of Berlin’s central squares, and the column of the Editor-in-Chief. Alexander Görlach writes about politics, culture and the course of human progress.

The wrong vote

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Yesterday, stubborn people made an erroneous choice because they are mislead enough to ignore the fact that their corrupt and inefficient domestic system is breaking their backs – and not an evil-spirited Europe.

06.07.2015

Who knows about the Internet?

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While Torsten Albig is having success within the SPD with abstruse ideas regarding the Internet, the Union is becoming a party of digital Titans. Philipp Mißfelder will advise the Internet star Peter Thiel in the future.

24.05.2015

A dangerous fantasy

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The Occident is neither a state nor a community but a simple narrative – one that is often misused

18.02.2015

Splendid desperation

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The weakness and desperation of Nigel Farage’s claims are the strongest arguments for Britain to stay in the EU.

23.01.2015

Juliane Mendelsohn

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On the Verge

Dear Mr Fukuyama, I have a problem with the fact that history has ended…
This column looks at the state of the European Dream and the law, politics and ideology of a post-2008 world.

Three creditors and a joker

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The game being played around the Greek crisis lays bare the failings of an entire political class.

28.06.2015

On Risks and Wrongs

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Calculatung risks, we really only have three options: mitigate, eradicate, accept. But what to choose when it comes to the incredibly tragic risk of a depressed pilot?

07.04.2015

“Hope won“

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Alexis Tsipras’ victory is the first sign of courageous and uncompromising politics that we have seen in years. The Greeks have voted in favor of Europe.

26.01.2015

Uncertain Silver Linings

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Unlike other European politicians, Alexis Tspiras may not be making empty promises. He may actually present a chance for real change. Radical change.

07.01.2015
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