Udi Raz / 11 Oct 2023

Jews But Foreigners

The German Contradiction

Over the last four years, I have collected countless pieces of evidence of how the idea of Germany - whatever Germans tell themselves about what Germany was, what it is, and what it should become - is interwoven with narratives claiming 'Jews' and 'Arabs' are different from each other, and deeply rooted in a state of enmity.(...)

John Foster / 11 Jun 2021

Fascist Identity Politics

Germany: A Nation in Its Time, by Helmut Walser Smith

Nationalism has been the most influential politics in Europe since the dawn of the 19th century (to say nothing for the moment about the wider world).(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 01 Apr 2020

Rock Against Corona

Die Ärzte Hearts Merkel

After days of reading one depressing news story after another about the pandemic that has turned our world upside down, I was desperate for anything that would brighten my spirits. (...)

The better country. Berlin, 5 February.
Joe Keady / 12 Feb 2020

German Democracy in Crisis

Alternative für Deutschland in Thuringia

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it's often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia's turn. (...)

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