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

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"I can't live without Europe"

Friday 3 June, 2005

Both France and the Netherlands have rejected the European Constitution. German-Iranian author Navid Kermani reflects on what this means to him, as someone who wanted to become - or thought he was - a European.
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The Berlin Republic

Thursday 2 June, 2005

So cunning is history: The cornerstones of the Berlin Republic – the departure from the social market economy, the rediscovery of war, the mistrust of the state for its citizens, the historicisation of the Holocaust – were laid by the West German 68ers. An attempt by a member of the old German Federal Republic to come to terms with the country he lives in. By Arno Widmann
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In full knowledge of the facts

Friday 27 May, 2005

The practice of holding a referendum on a subject like the European constitution is suicidal. It is an electoral absurdity that puts in question the political intelligence not only of the French president, but also of his immediate entourage and communication advisers. By Paul Virilio
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Loveable losers in the Ruhrpott

Thursday 26 May, 2005

The surprising defeat of the SPD in the state elections in North-Rhine Westphalia has set a process in motion that will probably result in new federal leadership in Germany. Writer and comedian Frank Goosen describes in an interview what his fellow Ruhrpotters think about this, if anything at all.
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Europe demands courage

Friday 20 May, 2005.

An open letter to French voters from German intellectuals, artists and academics warns the French public that voting "No" to the EU constitution would mean betraying progress and abandoning the ideals of the Enlightenment.
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The illusionary "Leftist No"

Friday 13 May, 2005

To the French naysayers: A Left which aims to tame and civilise capitalism with a "No" to the European constitution would be deciding for the wrong side at the wrong time. By Jürgen Habermas
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A genocide denied

Wednesday 11 May, 2005

Turkish society flatly refuses to recognise the atrocities committed against the Armenians. This has catastrophic implications for Turks in Germany. By Zafer Senocak
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An Arab wall has fallen

Friday 1 April, 2005

The "Cedar Revolution" in Lebanon spawns hopes of a democratic spring in the Arabic world. How do the mass demonstrations of Hizbollah followers relate to the awakening in Beirut? By Abbas Beydoun
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"This is not art, it's pathology"

Wednesday 23 March, 2005

A wave of thinly disguised attempts at censorship are causing concern in Russian artistic circles. By Jens Mühling
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Thanks from the new Czar

Friday 11 March, 2005

On Tuesday, Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov was reported to have been assassinated by the Russian secret service. Philosopher Andre Glucksmann says "Thank you, Messrs Chirac, Bush and Schröder", on behalf of Czar Putin.
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Wake up, Europeans!

Tuesday 1 March, 2005

Or you will find yourself subjected to a constitution you never wanted, discussed, or decided on. By Oliver Eberle
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The first corporate revolution

Tuesday 1 March, 2005

The Ukrainian revolution was chic: hipness replaced the mustiness of bearded demonstrators. And the idea of giving the revolution a colour, like a product, was a total success. The Ukraine has witnessed its first 'corporate revolution'. By Ulrich Schmid
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