By Dietmar Bartsch - 16. 08. 2017

A policy of cutbacks, isolationism, arms build-up. Obama, Pope, Panda bear. Angela Merkel is campaigning with backwards policies and beautiful picture...

By Dietmar Bartsch - 11. 04. 2017

Recently I read two seemingly contradictory ‘letters to the editor’ in a daily paper, I frequent regularly: "We always claimed that the boom of th...

By Dietmar Bartsch - 12. 03. 2017

"Today's political and social conditions are highly unjust and therefore, we need to fight them with the greatest energy possible." And: "Performance ...

By Dietmar Bartsch - 11. 02. 2017

The German singer Rio Reiser once envisioned his hypothetical kingdom with these lyrics: "I'd travel the world including the USA, I’d like to bite R...

By Dietmar Bartsch - 9. 01. 2017

The German teacher Friedrich Froebel founded an educational establishment in the East-German Keilhau, Thuringia, about two hundred years ago. His cred...

By Dietmar Bartsch - 10. 12. 2016

“The residents of the East German village Unterleuten didn’t read the papers, didn’t watch TV, didn’t use the World Wide Web. Politicians didn...

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Austerity policies are driving us towards a double-dip recession, warns US economist Joseph Stiglitz. He sat down with Martin Eiermann to discuss new economic thinking and the influence of money in politics.

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Rolf-Dieter Heuer is the director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research and oversees the vast CERN laboratories in Switzerland. He sat down with Martin Eiermann to talk about the search for the Higgs Boson, the limits of human knowledge and the distinction between science and religion.

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By Henry Elkus

21 year-old “Helena”-founder Henry Elkus has built a one-of-a-kind organization of world leaders aimed towards significant global change. Yet half of his members are under 25 years old. Elkus spoke to Alexander Görlach on power in the 21st century and the youth’s burden to address the critica

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“The Beautiful is not different from the Good: The Beautiful is the Good that shows itself to us pleasingly veiled. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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