Author: Matt Rubenstein
Matt Rubenstein is a classical pianist living in Berlin. He has recorded the works of modern German composers for the Berlin Classics, cpo and Toccata Classics labels.

Blame it on the climate crisis. That’s what the German press has done. Winning 20.5% of the national vote in this year’s EU elections, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (the Greens) nearly doubled their 2014 showing. (More…)

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At least German pollsters had gotten it right. There was no populist sweep of the country’s parliamentary seats in the 2019 EU elections. (More…)

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In 1934, in the infamous Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler ordered the liquidation of the entire leadership of the paramilitary SA, led by Hitler’s one-time second-in-command Ernst Röhm. (More…)

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