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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.

Santo Subito

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Angela Merkel achieved the best election result since the German reunification and she will lead the country, yet again, for four more years. Her party doesn’t praise her for that – it worships her.

23.09.2013

The Carnival Is Over

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Pope Francis has condemned gay networks inside the Vatican. But despite the conservative doctrine of the Catholic Church, its institutions often offer rare refuge to homosexual men.

14.06.2013

European Citizenship Now!

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Introducing a European citizenship option is a brilliant idea – not because nation-states suck, but because Europe is awesome.

09.05.2013

A Dangerous Spiral

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Journalists who attack the media business bite the hand that feeds them. Yet it's a well-deserved bite.

03.05.2013

As If God Did Not Exist

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Secularism does not imply the prohibition of individual religiosity or of public displays of faith. It merely begs us to abandon any hopes for divine intervention in Europe's messy state of affairs.

07.04.2013

Not An Italian, Please

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The conclave has gathered in Rome to elect the next pope. For the future of the Catholic Church, let's hope they don't choose an Italian.

12.03.2013

A Church of Different Speeds

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The pope’s resignation has broken with the traditions of Roman centralism. The Catholic Church is moving towards a more democratic era.

12.02.2013

Make Your Music

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Life is dull without music. Dustin Hoffman’s movie “Quartet” is the perfect occasion to dust off your old instrument and start playing.

21.01.2013

The Right Time

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When the times are a-changing, introspection becomes important. There’s no better moment for resolutions than the waning hours of the old year.

06.01.2013

Debt and Sin

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"The debtor must pay the creditor" - one of the most basic mantras of economic theory is being turned on its head by anthropologists and sociologists. Great!

19.12.2012

To Rome with Love

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For centuries, Italy's main focus was on its domestic affairs. Today, the country can no longer afford such parochialism. An essay on Italy for Linkiesta.it and The European.

29.08.2012

Mosebach's Moscow

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The German author Martin Mosebach has demanded to taboo and punish blasphemy. Russia is already taking him by his word.

01.08.2012
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