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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.

No Peter's Pence

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On June 29th, Catholics around the world collect the so-called “Peter’s Pence” to provide financial support to the Pope and the Vatican. This year, it’s time to cut off the money supply to the corrupt institutions of the Vatican – and the German Catholic Church has to rally in support of the Pope’s attempts to quell corruption.

30.05.2012

Was the Reformation Right After All?

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Political disputes between Right and Left are mirrored in the Catholic Church. Five hundred years after the rise of Protestantism, little has changed. Was the reformation right after all?

28.03.2012

François Hollande, the Avenger

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The French are keen on a European leadership position; Germans are eager to step away from the helm. We don’t want a return to German power phantasies, but neither do we want to give up on the French-German Elysée Treaty. For all these reasons, François Hollande is ill-suited to be French president in a modern Europe.

14.03.2012

The Revolution That Wasn't

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Revolution is in the air in Russia – or so we think. But a closer look illustrates that a repeat of the Arab Spring is less than unlikely in Moscow.

04.03.2012

The President Is Dead. Long Live the Republic!

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The German president has stepped down, the nation has lost its head. It’s a good time to abolish the vestiges of monarchic thought.

17.02.2012

Thirty-Five

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Turning thirty-five is neither here nor there: Not quite on the summit of one’s life, but clearly beyond the years of young adulthood.

08.01.2012

No Skanks Allowed

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For years, a Muslim student fought for his private prayer room – all the way to the German Constitutional Court. The case shows: The debate is not about private prayer but about the greatest visible dominance of Islam.

09.12.2011

A Theory Of Digitality

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The influence of the internet presents man with a new array of great challenges. Existential philosophical questions must be posed anew in light of radical cultural and behavioral changes.

03.12.2010
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