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English gives you confidence, Hochdeutsch or High German, on the other hand, does just the opposite

it is quite remarkable that even in the moment of unprecedented national uncertainty British MPs still manage to express their thoughts on international live TV without showing signs of distress, anguish or even panic. Watching their stellar performance we couldn’t help but ask ourselves if German MPs had kept a similar calm in the presence of international cameras, had it not been Britain’s fate that would be at stake here but Germany’s destiny instead? Continue reading

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About Immature and Mature Artists : A Tale of two Wilhelms

There is no creative depth in a human being without the experience of an existential crisis. Continue reading

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Napoléon III versus Trump I

The US stock market under President Trump has many lessons to learn from Zola’s 1871 novel “The Kill” Continue reading

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Henry Miller: A Different Kind of Silence Breaker

In the age of the Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer sexual harassment cases the question needs to raised whether Henry Miller’s explicit sexual prose can still continue to be part of the Canon of US Literature. We are quite sure it can Continue reading

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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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Starbucks is no place for Wittgenstein’s Nephew

An essay on the importance of coffee shops in the digital era, – one that hopefully can do Thomas Bernhard justice ….
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To all those who have fallen through the cracks

Someone out there does indeed have to demonstrate that wisdom can still impose itself and break through without having to hawk itself, to market itself or otherwise make some noise about itself. Because this is what our hysteric and overcrowded digital marketplace truly demands. Continue reading

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How futile is the written word in the digital era?

Tweet Dialogue with the Alter Ego on the artistic challenge of contemporary writers “Well, I said to Gambetti in front of the Hotel Hassler, if we are totally honest, the state of general stupidity is already so advanced that there … Continue reading

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Orlando, Magnanville, Birstall…. Out of the box-thinking is required to deal with the rising tide of lunacy and hate in our digital society

Tweet Observation a day after the killing of British MP Jo Cox Yesterdays’s murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox has left us just as devastated as the mass shooting in Orlando and the killing of Jean-Baptiste Savaing and Jessica … Continue reading

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How to avoid cracking up in the digital society!

Tweet Observation on the challenges of excessive down time Man is an extremely complex creature: he usually acts in an unselfish manner for selfish reasons. Mokokoma Mokhonoana : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism (see: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/48079399-the-selfish-genie-a-satirical-essay-on-altruism)   Some … Continue reading

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