Category Archives: Democracy

Who can succeed Chancellor Merkel in Germany?

On Nov. 20, the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) tanked all efforts by Chancellor Merkel to form a four-party-coalition government in Germany. This move signals the beginning of the end of Ms. Merkel’s formidable rule over political affairs in Germany. Continue reading

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Heavy handed police tactics against regular people

Tweet A two-for-one comment on the Catalan referendum and the German migration problem Yesterday, on the night of the Catalan independence referendum, Noah denkt™ felt a strong urge to add its voice to the ample commentary about Spain’s inapt response … Continue reading

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The difficulty of being Captain Courageous in front of a narcissistic boss

Former FBI-Director Comey must have felt in his various meetings with POTUS 45 that this man in front of him doesn’t take a candid rejection of his wishes in a stride. That is why he opted for an appeasing response on the President’s inappropriate Flynn request rather than to courageously call the Commander-in-Chief to order. Continue reading

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The Fourth Estate in the US works magnificently

Tweet Comment on the US media resistance to the Trump Presidency Yet again, we have gone silent for quite a while now. And as before, there is a compelling reason for that.  We are entirely consumed by the epic battle … Continue reading

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In other (dramatic) news …

Who is going to beat Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential election of 2017 if M. Fillon should rest his candidacy? Continue reading

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From Hollywood Boulevard to Molenbeek and beyond

Tweet A reflection on the horrendous terror attacks in Brussels On Saturday, March 19, it was Sean Baker’s highly insightful movie “Tangerine” (http://www.magpictures.com/tangerine/) that caught our attention.  “Tangerine” stands in the tradition of Alexandre Duma’s  “The Lady of the Camellias”, … Continue reading

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A trivial pursuit on Donald Trump, the candidate and the possible President

The 2015/16 US primary has been way more entertaining than the races in previous election years. And all this is largely due to Donald Trump’s presence in the Republican primary. To honor the mileage we have gotten out of his campaign we have drawn up a couple of trivia questions that swirl around a possible Trump presidency. Continue reading

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What a glorious mess!

Syria is a big mess. But being in a big mess is a sign of our times. Continue reading

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Which comprehensive US strategy for the Middle East?

The surprising swiftness of the ISIS advance in Iraq has reignited the debate about President Obama’s Middle East policy. Critics of Obama’s fast retreat from Iraq allege that a coherent US strategy in the Middle East is lacking. Their argument is flawed. Continue reading

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Putin, Erdogan, ISIS etc…, or How to explain the weird East-West-Value Divide?

Why is it that Europe and Asia have such opposing political sentiments and orientations when they really are, at least geographically speaking, part of one and the same Eurasian continent? Continue reading

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