His name doesn’t matter. He is from Niksic, but he could be from any city of this new “liberated” Montenegro. (More…)

Nationalism has been the most influential politics in Europe since the dawn of the 19th century (to say nothing for the moment about the wider world). (More…)

While Palestine solidarity activities have long been common in European countries such as the UK and Spain, in Germany, the situation is markedly different. (More…)

In Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), English writer Robert Burton offered a precise explanation for the phenomena of laughter as that which seeks to “condemn the world of folly”.  (More…)

HBO’s new cinematic adaptation of J.T. Rogers’ Tony award-winning play Oslo is consistently entertaining.  (More…)

Chinese investment in the Greek port of Piraeus has boosted trade between the two countries. But tensions over an alleged breaking of environmental rules have highlighted the potential harms of Beijing’s largesse. (More…)

Technology is so thoroughly imbricated in our lives that questioning it has become taboo. Particularly on the left, where it’s synonymous with the emancipation of labour. (More…)

His academic career is self-evident. Micha Brumlik is extremely cautious with how he characterises Jewish life in today’s Germany. (More…)

Contrarians move in flocks. They may think they are rugged individualists. They may think they machete their own route through the jungle. But they are nothing more than herd animals, really. (More…)

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