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Proust I – VII: The Difficulty of Coming to Terms with a Brutal Childhood Trauma

The unearthing of crucial, yet stacked away memories in the human mind is the focal point of Marcel Proust’s literary effort. He is
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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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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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Nobody wants to take the blame for a Grexit

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Will Germany keep its cool in the Public Relation Battle with Greece?

It is entirely possible that Germany will eventually lose the level-headed poise which it manages to maintain up until now in the diplomatic standoff with Greece over that country’s wartime reparation demands . Continue reading

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How much money has actually flowed from Germany to Greece in the spirit of post-war reconciliation?

The latest Greek reparation claims show that countries such as Greece will never let Germany off the hook for its abominable past, no matter how much money German taxpayers are willing to spend on reparation. Continue reading

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Accept a haircut in turn for a Grexit

The sad truth continues to be that Greece remains far, far away from being competitive enough to afford a Euro currency. Continue reading

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What is the difference between the US 1914 occupation of Veracruz and Austria’s WWI aggression against Serbia?

The close historic proximity of the Veracruz occupation by the US to Austria-Hungary’s World War I attack on Serbia raises the question where the legal difference is between the two military actions Continue reading

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Nation-state versus collective security arrangements

How legitimate is it to invoke the will of an international community when it is the nation-state with its power interests that continues to be the ultimate point of reference? Continue reading

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This is outrageous!

It is completely mistaken to use the Cyprus savings account tax as a blueprint for future bank rescues. All this happens because the European Union erroneously subscribes to the common wisdom that it was wrong to let Lehman Bros go bust and that every bank should instead be rescued in order to avoid a systemic risk for the entire financial system.
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