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Zeitgeist is your daily dose of thought from our Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dr. Alexander Görlach, delivered straight to your inbox. The concept is simple: one thought – at times amusing or poignant, but always relevant and sharp-penned. This column features all the texts published in the Zeitgeist Newsletter.

An overwhelming month

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Our plans for the future of this format.

02.04.2015

The transforming human

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Evolutionary theory has a major dictum: That humans won’t stay how they used to be.

01.04.2015

The Forest – our Enemy

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We daydream about life in pristine, free, raw nature – where we would only survive for five minutes.

31.03.2015

The Real End of History

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Are we still able to think of the future when technology binds us to living in real time?

30.03.2015

We, the lying press

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Journalists aren’t lying to anyone. But our industry needs to stop deceiving itself – or it’ll go under.

27.03.2015

The banality of death

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It is only tolerable when we do not call it by name. We tame death without ever being able to master it.

26.03.2015

Quidam dicunt

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“Some say” – A Latin introduction to a specific argument and how it came to shape our culture of debate.

25.03.2015

The House of None

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A single house of worship for a common God? In the capital of atheism? Berlin proves that its ambitious projects extend well beyond new airports and hosting the Olympics.

24.03.2015

Coming to stay

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An agreement between immigrants and the host country population is the foundation for peacefully managing new mass migration.

23.03.2015

A community bound by destiny

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Germany bears responsibility for Greece. But that has nothing to do with World War II.

20.03.2015

Feet off the brake!

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When states regulate markets, it often causes unintended consequences. This is particularly true in the housing sector, as examples from across the world show us. Germany’s recent foray into rent price regulation will surely be no different.

19.03.2015

The World of Tomorrow

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The relevance of Stefan Zweig’s book The World of Yesterday” extends far beyond the disasters of the 20th century and into our present reality. It is a book worth rereading.

18.03.2015
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