Despite all warnings, it took an infection on American soil for the West to respond to Ebola. The virus is much more than just a medical challenge.
The almost exclusive focus on the NSA obscures the degree to which surveillance has become integrated into almost every level of government. For most of us, the first point of contact with the surveillance state isn’t the NSA – it’s the local police department.
An influx of hipsters would bring more to politics than just a snazzy dress sense.
Back in 2008, Obama ran on a platform of hope. Today, that has become unthinkable – fear just seems to work so much better.
The Conservative Party plans to pull the UK out of the European Human Rights Act. This is not only absurd, it is shameful.
Why I am glad Scotland stays with us but potentially would have voted to leave the Union if given the choice.
When was the last time an idea changed your life?
When it comes to technology, many value authenticity over convenience. It’s not rational, but it's understandable. Here’s why.
What if the constant recording of every nook and cranny of our daily life is helping us to be more in touch with reality rather than less?
The internet has eliminated all things that make life unpredictable. Luckily, the large online corporations are coming to our rescue.
I migrated to Germany when I was eight years old. Does that give me the right to call myself German and to comment on the country’s war guilt?
The banking union and banking resolution promise a shiny future for the EU and its common currency, but the reality looks a lot bleaker.
If solidarity is to serve political change, it must be elevated to a normative goal and enforced as a principle of law and not as a matter of choice.
To this day, women are still the weaker sex. This is not only bad for women, it is bad for everyone – especially for men.
Is it too harsh to call Israel an apartheid state? If we are willing to describe Hamas as a backward terrorist organization, then we should probably apply harsher rhetoric to the actions of Israel as well.
If a time traveler from the 1950s came to visit us today, he wouldn’t be impressed by our so-called technological innovations: they would be all too familiar to him.
Buying on the Internet is easy and convenient, but it cannot replace the experience you get from buying from your local dealer.
Donating sperm is much more than a mundane transaction; it is an act of responsibility. Biology will ensure that you get what you give.
Digital natives are quick to spell doom for the traditional media business, and Facebook, Twitter, or the blogosphere serve as their instruments for doing so. Media makers and journalists are shaken to the core and thereby overlook the essential thing: their own strength.