Category: Germany

Mark Bergfeld: Victory in Stagnation?

Die Linke’s electoral result shows what the party must do to really contend for power

Victor Grossman: Merkel Clobbered While Rightists Threaten

One eighth of the voters, almost 13 percent, vented their anger in an extremely dangerous direction – for the young Alternative for Germany party, whose leaders are loosely divided between far right racists and extreme right racists

Thomas Klikauer: Nazis March into Germany’s Parliament

It was German conservatism that made Hitler possible. In 2017, one might hope that German conservatism has learned its historic lesson

George Monbiot: The Smog Chancellor

Who is the world’s leading environmental vandal? The answer may surprise you

Laurie Marhoefer: Lessons from German history

The cause Heather Heyer died for is best defended by avoiding the physical confrontation that the people who are responsible for her death want

Victor Grossman: Charlottesville and Thuringia

The sirens and shouted curses from Charlottesville resounded all too audibly even here in far-off Germany. Little imagination was required; how well we know such brutal faces, twisted with hatred, the racist epithets and threats! Sometimes we even heard the ugly words in German: Sieg Heil! Scenarios like that, not only as echoes from the Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Germany’s documenta 14

A chilling reminder that history repeats itself

Juan Cole: Dangerously close to Neo-Nazis

The German minister of justice, Jeff Sessions’ counterpart, Heiko Maas, said it was “unbearable” for Trump to gloss over the violence that occurred during the march of a “right wing horde” on Charlottesville

Victor Grossman: Diesels and Honorable Men

Imagine finding, at one table, the worst killer crooks you ever heard of: Jack the Ripper, Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, the Serial Killer, maybe the pirate Blackbeard, surely a cold-blooded terrorist or two. The very worst! No matter what bootleg Scotch, yo-ho-ho rum or speakeasy gin they’d offer, Mr. Normal Citizen would want to Read more…

Victor Grossman: Fire and Riddles at Hamburg

I wonder whether those so horrified today were sickened then at US attacks on others’ sovereignty

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