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Proportional Representation: a problem for Germany

A majority government with a main opposition party seems to have become outmoded. Also ‘Reality TV’ style popularist politics, with its resulting

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Presidential election in Germany

Three decades after Reiser's hit, a threatening reincarnation of Ronald Reagan governs the White House, refugees are drowning in the Mediterranean Sea

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Having a myriad of children is becoming a risk

We owe Froebel the kindergarten. While we can possibly refrain from Froebels pathos, we can not ignore the encompassing concern of society

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Politics in Germany

In her novel “Unterleuten”, the German author Julie Zeh is describing a fictitious village in the East German state of Brandenburg, but

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Accounting for Greece’s Holocaust Memory

On January 26, 2015, Alexis Tsipras’ first act as Greece’s newly elected Prime Minister was to "visit()":http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/26/alexis-tsipras-greece-syriza-kaisariani-nazi-german the memorial site at the

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The Pegida movement in Germany

The Pegida movement is on the rise in Germany. What do those self-declared “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” want and what does their existence mean for Merkel’s gov

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Why talking to Pegida is necessary

What can be said about the Pegida protests (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident) from a liberal perspective? On

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The claims of the Pegida movement in Germany

In the city of Dresden in Eastern Germany, the crowd of protesters who attend weekly anti-immigration marches is steadily growing. 16,000 turned

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Abortion as human right

"Alexander Görlach opposes abortion":http://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/alexander-goerlach--2/9174-abortion-as-self-economization-of-the-human-race and sees danger for a humanistic society in which unborn life is regarded as inferior: “Any society

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The reunification of East and West

2014 is a year replete with anniversaries, both solemn and joyous. It marks a hundred years since the beginning of the First

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