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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In praise of dissidence

from 26.02.2007

In the spring of 2006, as the Mohammed cartoons controversy was peaking and European governments, companies and media were worrying about wounded Muslim feelings and swearing allegiance to inter-cultural dialogue, Ayaan Hirsi Ali held an unusual speech in Berlin on the "Right to insult." The German media paid almost no attention ...

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