Why Laura Bates should have been “Person of the Year” 2014.
Why Dayna Ash should have been “Person of the Year” 2014.
News of the Republican Party’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. The party controls both chambers and has a lot of strong candidates for the 2016 elections.
The latest protests against the globalization are of a new quality: The managers are getting nervous – and rightly so.
Globalization is in full swing. The best proof of this are the attempts to stop it.
Brown and Garner are but two names in a long list of black men and women who have perished at the hands of police. These are not personal issues or isolated incidents: they are tragic reflections of a deeply broken system.
Michael Brown's death was not just a tragedy, but also the final straw for a town fed up with racial discrimination by police. Rather than merely holding individual officers responsible, there needs to be a dramatic shift in police personnel to better reflect the diversity in our society.
The persistence of racial discrimination in America is only news to those of us who have never been on the receiving end. For many African-Americans and other minorities, it’s a pervasive reality.
The case of Darren Wilson shows that a legal decision, whether made by justices, tribunals or juries can be wrong, both as a matter of law and as a matter of morality.
History is written by those who emerge victorious. The legacy of those who don’t is dependent on the good will of the ones left standing – and whatever eulogies they are prepared to deliver.
Our understanding of 1989 as a “reunification” and a “return to the normal course of history” is very much conditioned by our (mis?)understanding of the ruptures of 1914 and 1939.
It’s up to the post-reunification generation to debate which lessons from the Nazi and GDR experiences should be passed down.
How I came to discover East Germany: Musings from a naïve Western German.
The EU has not been created complex for complexity’s sake. But the painful truth of the European Union is that it might be exactly the complexity of its institutional structure that allows it to work.
The Syrian tragedy has exposed the shortcomings of the EU’s asylum policy. The newly agreed-upon rules will not help to cure the system’s birth defects. What the EU needs is real burden-sharing – or at least more competencies for the Commission.
While Americans have always rallied around their country in times of crisis, Europeans have abandoned the dream of a united Europe.
European foreign policy in Syria has failed. Has Europe become powerless on the world stage?