We live in an era that memorializes like none before and seek to create memorials that allow visitors to identify with victims of tragedy. But in portraying victims as just like us, are we paying enough heed to the political and cultural factors that led them to be victims to begin with?
Given his focus on the atrocities of Germany’s past, Alexis Tsipras would do well to consider Greece’s own anti-Semitic history. After all, atoning for the past begins in one’s own backyard.
Philosophy is an intellectual pursuit, but it takes on a physical nature when philosophers die for their ideas.
Today’s headlines may seem to underscore the cultural differences among European countries, but the emergence of a distinctly European contemporary culture is undeniable.
We are in a new geological age, denoted by human beings’ impact on the earth. Does framing our present in this way demonstrate fatalist acceptance or mark us with remarkable hubris?
The Enlightenment ideals of cosmopolitanism and hospitality are nowhere to be found in today’s European border policy. The escalating migrant crisis makes this clearer than ever.
Cameron’s European policy is grounded in a fantasy that will never play out. Instead, the UK may be headed for collapse.
The UK is not an obstacle to harmony and stability. It is the EU integrationists who generate economic and democratic instability.
Cameron’s lack of activism nearly divided the United Kingdom. The 2017 referendum will present another crucial test – with consequences for the EU.
If we want to go from Little England back to being Great Britain, we must leave the EU. But it’s people like John Major and other fake Europhiles who keep us tied to a weak and crippling Union.
Ferguson shows what is needed: the rejection of both an identity politics based on anti-Western ressentiment and a shallow liberal multiculturalist tolerance.
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 fact that more people are going to college is a big problem. What we need is more education alternatives and less college.
The rhetoric about rising student debt casts the spotlight on the wrong enemy.
American higher education has a great past, but will it have a great future? Not if we let neoliberal right-wingers decide.
Higher education must serve the public good and not corporate interests. It's time for professors to work together to rescue the American Education System.
Yanis Varoufakis dubbed himself an “erratic Marxist” and presented his interpretation of Marx in detail. But his dialectical spirit is unlikely to succeed.
We Europeans face a historic choice: either we further develop Europe as a single political entity, or we recede from the limelight.
After his overwhelming success, the big question is how good a diplomat Mr. Tsipras is.
This Sunday the Greek electorate will cast its vote hoping to elect a government that will take the country out of a crisis that has lasted too long, has cut too deep and has spread too far. The radical leftist party Syriza stands a good chance to win – in part because it is riding on the populist wave in Europe.