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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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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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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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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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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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The new UK Brexit cabinet looks good, – but for the sake of the world one can only hope it will fail

Tweet Observation on Theresa May’s new UK government After the Brexit earthquake and the tumultuous days and weeks thereafter, Britain is trying to find a new normal in its domestic and foreign policy. Prime Minister David Cameron and his successful … Continue reading

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