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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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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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The Buddhist versus the Biblical versus the Existentialist versus the Bourgeois Business Model

Different philosophies and faiths entail different business models. Here are some of them. Enjoy! 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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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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Turmoil in the currency markets after Switzerland’s decision to distance itself from the EURO

Would people in France and Italy who feel bad about their current situation feel less bad if they had their own local currency back? Continue reading

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I am being filmed therefore I am

Clearly we are more self-obsessed nowadays than we probably would have been had we been born decades earlier. But it wasn’t our choices to grow up in the present technological reality. 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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