The rules of the game are fixed by the rich for the rich. Thomas Pogge


Dessislava Kirova


This is Water

Two young fish swim along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way. The older fish nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” The two young fish swim on for a bit, eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?” – A column on the slightly intangible textures of our lifes and societies: culture, history, identity, politics and philosophy.

There to stay


Austria’s new Islam Law is controversial, especially when it comes to cutting Muslim communities off from foreign payments. Now Muslims in Austria have to make a choice.


A New Chapter in German Identity


70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz we experience a change of perspective in Germany – towards the future. It is an offer to the current generation that includes so many with immigrant backgrounds.


The question


The tendency to classify people according to their origins turns a seemingly innocent question into an offensive remark.


Freezing Progress


Social freezing does not empower women, it postpones the question of family and gender equality.


Thicker than blood


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?

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