Europe celebrates Karl Marx anniversary:
A Soft Spot for Charlatans
The creator of a falsehood turns 200

The cult around Marx is patently consistent with the state in which Germany and Europe find themselves.

Endangered Gestures:
Flipping the Bird
Replaced by a much coarser sign

Appropriateness and a sense of proportion are no longer generally recognized virtues.

Pinker versus Anarchy:
Are Tyrants the Lesser Evil?
The state doesn't reduce violence, it increases it

Canadian psychologist Steven Pinker claims that even the worst state is better than no state at all. Stefan Blankertz says he is dead wrong, and explains why.

Civic anarchism:
The Constitutional State As a Trap
Until the victim falls in, it remains inconspicuous and friendly

A constitution is a great idea, until you realize who makes the laws.

“Cool Germany”?:
‘The Economist’ imparts drivel
A job advertisement for Merkel’s successor disguised as a bad puff piece for progressivism

The house journal of the 'party of Davos' is hoping for a Germany of immature, foulmouthed virtue-signalers.

Civic anarchism:
I Believe in the State
On politics and religion

The state wants more than faith. It wants obedience.

Notes on the margin:
Democracy and Prosperity
On a disastrous confusion of cause and effect

A confusion that can even lead to civil war.

Women's march in Kandel:
We Will Crawl No Longer!
We have been robbed of the lightness of being.

Women are standing in the way of a political-correctness-dictatorship.

Declaration against mass immigration:
The Political Tide is Turning in Germany
Against the postmodernist, multiculturalist establishment

What happens when the middle class revolts against the establishment? Germany is about to find out.

Endangered Gestures:
Giving a Light
Creating the magic of encounter

Fire enables moments of intimacy and felicity.

UN Human Rights Council on Switzerland:
An Alpine Outpost of Injustice and Violence
Politics cut to the chase

Have you laughed yet today? Or cried? No? Read the following. Then both will happen automatically. Simultaneously.

Taking stock of Donald Trump’s time in office:
A Competition of Crooks
Not a different sort of politics is the answer, but no politics at all

"He's not going to be so bad, he doesn't really mean it." Oh yes he is, oh yes he does.

Revival of free speech at Speakers’ Corner:
Embarrassing Defeat for the British State
And for its ruling class

What happened when someone was denied the right to speak at Speakers' Corner? Someone else took over, and thousands attended.

That's all for now:
Great Anticipation
Amazonian feminism is way better than the current bourgeois fussiness of professional middle class women

A book by Camille Paglia published in German. Her criticism of #metoo is a slam-dunk.

Statecraft and creativity:
Limited Spaces Call for Limitless Thoughts
Living in a small state is no longer a disadvantage

The smaller a state and its authority are, the more insignificant and ineffectual are the points where uncontrollable and thus ungovernable disruptive forces can act.

Endangered Gestures:
Raising the Hat
A practically extinct habit.

Why does no-one raise their hat anymore? Come to think of it, what hat?

School killing spree in Florida:
Sanctimonious gun debate is a distraction
Much more relevant factors are fatherlessness and the destruction of the family

There is one thing in common among all the crazed school shooters, in the US and beyond.

That's all for now:
Book Panic and Truthful Kids
Diary extracts recording the day-to-day life of a mother of seven, publisher’s wife and alt-right author living in an east German village

Mainstream media in meltdown over 'controversial' books; a kid voices an 'unambiguous' truth.

Political correctness:
The End of Formula 1 Grid Girls
The relentless march to the feminist goal

When will cheerleaders disappear?

Prestigious prize:
Lew Rockwell wins the ‘Roland Baader Award 2018’
German ‘Institut für Austrian Asset Management’ (IfAAM) honors a great American

A significant and symbolic moment in the history of German and American libertarianism.

Civic anarchism:
The Spectre of Secession
What’s haunting Europe?

When people want something completely innocent like a secession, strange things happen.

Endangered Gestures:
The Kiss on the Hand
Disappearing along with hierarchies, order and politeness

The greeting ritual has been replaced by something ‘pseudo-democratic.’

The Frankfurt School and the New Left:
Sorcerer's Apprentices and Hobgoblins
And the 'terrible waters' they have wrought since 1968.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poem of 1797 warned of endless cultural terrorism arising from the French Revolution.

Hygiene deficiency in Paris:
Of Rats and Other Vermin
How the Left turns a glorious city into a 'sh*thole'

Paris has always had rats. But in the past two years, they have experienced a demographic boom. We don't have to look far to find out why.

Government formation:
The Grand Coalition is Coming - and that is Good
The Left are nearly split, the AfD leads the opposition

While two hollowed out, crumbling establishment cartel parties are coming together (again), the Greens are outmaneuvered, and new forces are rising.