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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.

When Religion is taken Hostage

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Turkey transforms into a dictatorship. President Erdogan uses Islam to consolidate his power. So Turkey isn’t a democracy any more. Is Islam to blame for this?

01.08.2016

Kant and Merkel

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Makes it wonder that a policitians whose policies are often refered to as “without alternative” turns to the man of the categorical imperative when it comes to her decision-making? Angela Merkel and the search for the German soul.

23.06.2016

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

Game of Groans

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Elections in the United Kingdom have been disappointing for nearly everyone.

09.05.2015

From Stocks and Bonds to Threats and Bombs

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Reluctance aside, the world still needs an American superpower.

16.04.2015

Wolf-Christian Weimer

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Glocal

This editorial focus lies on economics, business and technology. Always with an interdisciplinary approach.

Digital Armament

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President Barack Obama is well known to be a frequent user of modern technology. No wonder some newspapers gave him the title “Social Media President.” Obama’s Twitter account is the third most followed in the world. Only Katy Perry and Justin Bieber have more followers. Every 33rd person that is active on Facebook likes the 44th president of the United States.

17.11.2015

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

Get back up, try again

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Across the world, people are getting to stage to share their biggest failures.

08.07.2015

Quitting the paralysis

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Half a decade after Stéphane Hessel’s call for outrage, young people continue to languish in apathy. Could our society’s emphasis of individualism be at fault?

01.07.2015

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

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
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