On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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"Don't let this become a witch hunt"

Thursday 18 March, 2010

TeaserPicThe Austrian writer Josef Haslinger talks about his sexual encounters with paedophile priests as a boy in a Catholic boarding school. Instead of joining the chorus of moral outrage, he acknowledges the full spectrum of feelings that these episodes provoked, and argues that simple criminalisation is not the way forward.
Photo: Josef Haslinger by Tom Langdon
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On the heels of the anti-Western reflex

Thursday 9 February, 2006

Lebanese poet and writer Abbas Beydoun talks to Bernhard Hillenkamp about the rioting in his country in response to the Danish Mohammed cartoons and the creation of a more general "Islamic" paranoia.
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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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