Are you just a human or already a citizen?

When does a person get to be a human? At the moment this discussion is being carried out in Europe over

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Muhammad is like Jesus

Author and Islam critic Hamad Abdel-Samad has unpacked the stereotypes about the prophet of the Muslim

More Feminists

Women’s equality is directly linked to Europe’s overall well-being. Only by overcoming gender inequality

Endgame

Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed, and the social costs of cuts are increasingly

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Can the Stock Market Triple by 2026?

Thirty years ago, on Monday, October 19, 1987, the US Stock market collapsed.

Growing Smaller

With political nationalism and economic protectionism on the rise, it is

Glyphosat: the Commission, a mere sekretariat!

In the European Commission, they like having the power but not the responsibility.

TTIP-toeing towards low life quality

This July the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) completes

The Pope at the cradle of Islam

On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates Pope Francis called upon to use religion for peace,

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The Philosophical Salon

True to the tradition of public intellectual engagement, the Philosophical

And We Have Killed Him

Religiosity is on the decline throughout the West, and church attendance

ISIL targeting civilians to 'avenge' loss of Tal Afar

Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) are indiscriminately targeting civilians

Religious freedom is under attack

Religious persecution and intolerance remains far too prevalent. Almost

Deutsche Börse boss resigns

Apocalypse No

For millennia, man has been fascinated by the idea of global apocalypse. We're now able for the first time to develop preventive and defense

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Universities’ bureaucratic rule

Three tendencies characterize modern education, especially at the university

The same tired arguments

Despite his conservative critics, Obama's opening to Cuba is as significant

Calm after the Storm?

The West’s response in the fight against Ebola was sluggish at best.

Endgame

Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed, and the social costs of cuts are increasingly

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EU CO2 standards for trucks: Industry express serious concerns

The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2

What the German Voters did

I was in Hamburg on the day of the elections. I watched the results come

Merkel or THE LEFT

A policy of cutbacks, isolationism, arms build-up. Obama, Pope, Panda bear.

Less free market, more political creation

Recently I read two seemingly contradictory ‘letters to the editor’

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EU CO2 standards for trucks: Industry express serious concerns

The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emission targets for heavy-duty

Endgame

Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed,

30 million Americans have no health insurance

No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border. You want a national emergency?

The Divided States of America

The middle of the political spectrum is thinly populated: Only 10 percent of Americans identify as undecided

The Pope at the cradle of Islam

On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates Pope Francis

Back To Basics

Conservatism appears to be in crisis: climate change calls for environmental policies, the welfare state

Has the ‘fuck you’ Brexit vote finally come up against the buffers of reality?

As Liberal western democracy crumbles, exemplified by the demise of parliament in the UK, the reigning

A Model, Or A Curse?

Sixty years after the beginnings of the European idea, the EU is in trouble. Debt and currency crises

Live and let

Why enjoyment and renunciation are mutually dependent. Why Seneca is right and why asceticism is underestimated

The Philosophical Salon

True to the tradition of public intellectual engagement, the Philosophical Salon is a place where contemporary

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Most People Are Rationally Ignorant

What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.

A Violent Tea Party?

For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using

Passage to India

The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.

"Cities are making us more human"

More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the

No Glove, No Love

Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.

Perfection Is Not A Useful Concept

Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.

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