Category Archives: Politics

Marcel Proust 5: Conflicted by Nature and Conflicted by Society, – but on the way to resolve what can be resolved!

M. Proust’s 5th volume “La Prisonnière” provides additional support for our earlier mentioned family- and history- related trauma hypothesis Continue reading

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Marcel Proust, No. 4: Waking up to the Reality of Abuse, or: The Incredible Reach of the Stockholm Hostage Syndrome

Is there an element of Stockholm Hostage Syndrome in the psychology of the protracted and largely irrational pro-Trump support? Continue reading

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How likely is it that POTUS 45 ends up in Russian Exile?

Could Russia be tempted to offer Political Asylum to an Impeachment-beleaguered US President? Continue reading

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Marcel Proust: How not to despair given the many rivers to cross on this ancient battlefield?

Marcel Proust: What it means to grow up in post-Gallia Belgica, post-Gallia Celtica and post-Germania Inferior Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf 2.0: Mrs. Dalloway hosts the PM, Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Redwood and others

Meanwhile cutting-edge innovation has become a Champions-League team effort which can ill afford that some members of the national economy squad take pride in not breaking sweat. Continue reading

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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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Oh no, Michel Houellebecq dons a Yellow Vest too!

There is no denying that the free trade philosophy is in a difficult period at this time. Despite all its shortcomings, liberalism still deserves an extra chance. 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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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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