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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.

A dangerous fantasy

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The Occident is neither a state nor a community but a simple narrative – one that is often misused

18.02.2015

Splendid desperation

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The weakness and desperation of Nigel Farage’s claims are the strongest arguments for Britain to stay in the EU.

23.01.2015

Brotherly Advice

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What Islam is lacking is neither Reformation nor an Enlightenment. Rather, there are two neglected measures that could make Islam sustainable for the future. The model has already been tested in the Christian world.

16.01.2015

Only God forgives

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Through acts of terror, militant Islamists want to avenge God but commit idolatry instead.

08.01.2015

Islam taken hostage

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Neither Muslims nor Christians want to force our society into new religious conflicts. It is a third group that pits them against each other.

20.12.2014

Gender Wars

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The battle of the sexes is the fiercest debate of our time, but to what end should it lead?

09.12.2014

In a religious frenzy

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has changed Turkish Islam and thereby influences Turkish people living in Germany. We Germans must ask ourselves if his brand of Islam belongs in a Western democracy.

03.12.2014

Hitler’s long shadow

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We should learn to deal differently with our Nazi past, for the perpetrators of the time were human beings like you and me. That does not mean, however, that we can’t continue arguing about the Führer.

18.09.2014

I, Firat Kaya

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My adoptive parents called me Alexander and raised me as a Catholic. But my origins lie elsewhere.

21.05.2014

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
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