?From the great beyond into the present? ? an interview with Jo Lendle

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"What next, bearded one?"

Tuesday 7 February, 2006

We are offended. Our traditional values have been quashed. Freedom of speech and reason are sacred to us. And let's not forget, the world isn't flat. A wake-up call. By Sonia Mikich.
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Who's afraid of Muhammad?

Thursday 2 February, 2006

In September, the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Some Muslims were not amused. Jörg Lau explains how the seemingly innocent pictures caused an international crisis.
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The twelve Muhammad cartoons

Thursday 2 February, 2006

A new Rushdie affair? The European press is full of the heated debate over the Muhammad cartoons. A survey.
Updated on Friday, February 24.
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Turkey's growing pains

Thursday 19 January, 2006

The autumn of 2005 was marked by the anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Repubic, the start of EU accession talks and, most importantly, the first open discussions in the country about the Armenian genocide. Seyla Benhabib looks at changing attitudes in Turkey toward its past and its multicultural legacy.
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Hoping for a game without fouls

Wednesday 11 January, 2006

An interview with Gdansk author Pawel Huelle on the new Polish government, anti-Semitism in Poland and Kaczynski's "moral revolution". By Gerhard Gnauck
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Europe - an identity or a project?

Thursday 15 December, 2005

Now that social and political conditions in Turkey seem to be fast approaching EU requirements, the opponents of Turkish EU entry are using a new line of argumentation. Europe is being defined more as a unit forged by a common past and common cultural values than a project for the future. This obsession with identity is a threat to European unity and the universality of European ideas and values. By Nilüfer Göle
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French Riots Special

Wednesday 06 December, 2005

After weeks of heavy press coverage on the rioting in the French suburbs we have compiled a dossier with four related feature articles as well as a comprehensive collection of international voices from In Today's Feuilletons and our Magazine Roundup.
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The poor want up but the rich don't want down

Monday 5 December, 2005

Germany's new grand coalition government has announced its objectives in the form of a contract: 143 pages of well-intentioned, naval-gazing blindness. The challenge facing Germany, says Arno Widmann, is not the aftermath of reunification, but a united Europe and globalisation.
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The radical loser

Thursday 1 December, 2005

The social sciences have failed in their analyses of amok killers, frenzied murderers and the terrorist mind. And yet one look is enough to identify the culprit: the radical loser. By Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(Photo © Mariusz Kubik)
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The Republic's sexiest calves

Wednesday 23 November, 2005

Moritz Rinke, playwright and astute observer of the passing political scene, comments on Gerhard Schröder's cozy relationship with artists and the media. And the fact that while everybody seemed to like him, nobody really got to know him.
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So long, Marianne

Tuesday 22 November, 2005

The riots in the French suburbs are taking place in an atmosphere rife with male violence where girls and women live in fear. If we really want to address the problem of burning cars, then we must also tackle the problem of burning girls. By Alice Schwarzer
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Integration through negation

Tuesday 15 November, 2005

French philosopher Andre Glucksmann sees the rioting French suburbs as an expression of hatred. You can blame socio-economic conditions, he says, but you won't get to the root of the problem until you look this hatred in the eye.
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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: "It's simple, very simple."

Friday 11 November, 2005

Part three: Zarqawi moved effortlessly from one battlefield to the next, from the Iraqi desert to Berlin and into cyberspace. His Internet website was his own private stage. Hostages, the President of the United States and Europe's heads of state were just bit-part actors in a drama directed by him alone. The last part of our series. By Urs Gehriger
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The price of disdain

Friday 11 November, 2005

French author Francois Bon has spent years giving writing workshops to youths in the suburbs that are now being set ablaze. He looks critically at where the violence originated and with despair at where it's headed.
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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: In the network of the phantom

Thursday 10 November, 2005

Part two: Young men travelled to Iraq to be knighted as warriors by Zarqawi. But for the Prince of Al-Qaida, only the most devout were good enough – and they feared neither death nor torture. Part two in our series. By Urs Gehriger and Marwan Shehadeh
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