The global village will have its village idiots. Sir Martin Rees

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Juliane Mendelsohn

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On the Verge

Dear Mr Fukuyama, I have a problem with the fact that history has ended…
This column looks at the state of the European Dream and the law, politics and ideology of a post-2008 world.

GCHQ Calling

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David Cameron considers Edward Snowden a threat and slams journalists that criticize mass-surveillance. Has the UK lost all sense of basic human freedom?

01.11.2013

A Modern Utopia

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Bitcoin is more than just an alternative digital currency: it is the emancipation from a financial system that whitewashes the money of drug cartels, manipulates its own rates, and bets on the bankruptcy of homeowners and entire states.

18.10.2013

Black Sunday

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Angela Merkel’s landslide victory proved two things: German people’s fear of change and their reluctance to engage in politics.

24.09.2013

A Greek Picture

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Five years after the outbreak of the euro crisis, Greece still lies in shambles. The government and the Troika cling to hopes of “pre-crisis prosperity” but reality paints a different picture – a very, very bleak one.

19.09.2013

Terminally, Terminally Boring

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The German election campaign lacks vision and fresh ideas. This is no accident. It’s the tactical brilliance of Angela Merkel.

05.09.2013

Leaving Neverland

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Unlike Peter Pan, Europeans need to grow up. Rather than clinging to false fairy-tales, we must realize that the over-arching ideologies no longer function and that we cannot return to a state where we separate our fates along national borders.

23.08.2013

Getting Troiked

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The Troika is destroying Europe country by country. Our silent acceptance shows that we’ve given up on national democracies and no longer understand democracy’s fundamental principles.

15.08.2013
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