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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.

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Aristotle at afternoon tea

“... the artistic and contemplative construction of a world more real than reality itself.” - Oscar Wilde A column on philosophy and culture, politics and art…. just a smart conversation over

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The problem of defining normal

In 1868, literary critic Georg Brandes asked Hans Christian Anderson whether he would ever write his autobiography. The author replied, saying he

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The relationship between arts and politics

It was a dark and stormy night… In fact, it was neither dark nor stormy. The air in Mosul was

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Why our belief systems create misperceptions

Since I can remember, I’ve contemplated that perhaps I might just be an imposter, some sort of observer of a planet that

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The risk of belief systems

As a species, we are faced by global threats and potential existential risks. An existential risk, as defined by Oxford University philosopher

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Fate and Destiny

The popularity of some words rises and falls, and two such words have recently fallen out of fashion: "fate" and "destiny." They

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