We have transcended our biology. Albert Bandura

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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

Heartache and Hot Dogs

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2014 is the year of historical landmarks. But rather than commemorating tragedies, countries across Europe organize shallow spectacles.

21.11.2014

Big infatuation

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Like The Kardashians, Silicon Valley just isn’t part of the real world.

30.10.2014

What the law can’t fix

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The verdict in the Pistorius case is disappointing and irrational to many. But in the eyes of law, it is necessary to accept that there are moments of human behaviour that are beyond any form of rationality and irreconcilable with someone’s standard character.

23.10.2014

More of the same

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The banking union and banking resolution promise a shiny future for the EU and its common currency, but the reality looks a lot bleaker.

10.10.2014

In this together

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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.

03.10.2014

Emma gets it

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To this day, women are still the weaker sex. This is not only bad for women, it is bad for everyone – especially for men.

24.09.2014

The vocabulary of a conflict

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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.

28.08.2014

Not buying it

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Social entrepreneurship is a blessing for producers and consumers. Not because it makes capitalism more social or better, but because it sugar-coats the realities of an unjust system – encouraging us to accept the bad and focus on the good.

29.07.2014
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