Cities are a great place for social experiments. Benjamin R. Barber

Who’s Got The Power?

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Power is a fundamental resource of human interaction. Be it on the political level or on the societal level: power shapes our relations. But the nation-state is no longer the only game in town. New powers are rising and the global power balance is reaching a tipping point.

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2017 election campaign in Germany

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Merkel or THE LEFT

A policy of cutbacks, isolationism, arms build-up. Obama, Pope, Panda bear. Angela Merkel is campaigning with backwards policies and beautiful pictures. The direction is called “More of the same!”

Elections in Germany, 2017

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Knocking on chancellor’s door

“Today’s political and social conditions are highly unjust and therefore, we need to fight them with the greatest energy possible.” And: “Performance needs to be worthwhile again”. These are not quotations from the Social Democratic candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz.

Presidential election in Germany

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We don’t need a monarch, but a thinker!

The German singer Rio Reiser once envisioned his hypothetical kingdom with these lyrics: “I’d travel the world including the USA, I’d like to bite Ronald Reagans calves like a doggie. I would change my crown daily, would bathe twice. The German Army would only play the pop charts…”.

Donald Trump and Mexico

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Trump’s visit to Mexico, the costs of stupidity.

Thursday, protestors will gather in Mexico City’s main square to demand the resignation of president Enrique Peña Nieto. The selected date is charged. The 15th of September is Mexican Independence Day, the most important in the national calendar.

50 entertaining questions to think about

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The digital Revolution in Europe

50 entertaining questions about the digital Revolution in Europe.

Why we need a unification of the West

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Project W

In the face of thriving nationalism, terrorism and upcoming wars Europe and the US need to build a strong alliance – otherwise they will not only harm themselves but one another.

 
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