Looking back at 2018:
News from the Madhouse
In Germany, insanity has become official policy

A leading politician suggests a points system for crime. According to it, after 60 (!) thefts a migrant could be deported. One manslaughter might be insufficient.

‘The Atoners’:
Psychoses in the Emotionally Guided Hippie State
Germany today suffers under “moralistic infantilization”

Baby boomers in charge of Germany today display a worrying lack of maturity in intellect and character.

Award-winning fake news at ‘Der Spiegel’:
The ‘Entitlement’ to Lie
The main cause is a strong and all-pervading, interfering state

Many journalists imagine themselves being philosopher kings, allowed to tell 'noble lies'.

Marginalia:
Fascists, Fascists Everywhere!
On an unfortunate, ongoing triumph

Stalin issued the first rule of political correctness: All opponents of socialism were to be labeled ‘fascists’ only.

The German Right:
Under Permanent Stress
Persecuted by political opponents, the media, and incited thugs

From whence should a society of hangers-on possibly draw the strength to resist?

Endangered gestures:
Airing Clothes
No more need for purification

Silent witnesses of nocturnal escapades are disappearing from view.

Civil unrest in France:
Revolt of the Ordinary People
Who are the Gilets Jaunes?

The new diesel tax was the straw that broke the camel's back.

The state of the nation:
Jamboree in the House of Europe
25 Years after the Maastricht Treaty created the EU, the political experiment is visibly failing

Like a wandering dune, the growing European construct continues to crunch its way across the continent.

A German diary:
Lifeless Train Chatter
Scared of the AfD, scared of migrants, scared of life

A bizarre real life scene, reflecting the cultural and intellectual ossification in Germany.

What we can be really proud of:
The German Tradition of Freedom
The case for libertarian patriotism

A brilliant, decentralized urban culture.

Freiburg and the dimension of sexual violence:
Defenseless Prey
The majority of Germans don’t understand their situation

Perpetrators present themselves and conquerors.

‘Grand Prize for SMEs’:
Celebrating Entrepreneurial Success
An all too rare event in Germany

The contrast between the consistently observable lack of vanity of the participants on the one hand and the excellence of their work on the other could hardly have been greater.

Marginalia:
Environmentalism as Romantic Reaction
Concerning a human alternative to politicized ecology

Blame Jean-Jacques Rousseau for ‘Deep Ecology,’ which equates humans with mosquitoes and ultimately calls for mass suicide.

Bungling politics:
Open Door and High Wall
Why current asylum and refugee laws lead to barriers

Politicians often agree on slick soundbites to create a good image, trusting that no one will be so foolish as to follow through what they have decided to the very last consequence.

Italy and the euro:
‘The People’ on the Label, Bankruptcy Inside
Get yourselves some ‘barbarous relics’!

If you walk in the rain, your vision restricted by a raised hood, it's easy to overlook and overhear oncoming traffic. It would be wise to be extra vigilant.

New private college in France:
ISSEP – The Academic Counter Revolution
Hotbed of a reverse cultural revolution

Western society is at a dead end. Time to turn back, says Marion Maréchal. The ex-politician has founded a college whose mottos are ‘excellence,’ ‘ethics,’ ‘responsibility,’ ‘rootedness’ and ‘commitment to the service of others and one's own country.’

Merkel’s final days:
Will Everything be All Right Again in the End?
Always the same old musings about self-sacrificing politicians

A change at the top does not improve politics. But then, what does?

Endangered gestures:
Grinding Coffee
Turning the crank liberates thoughts

What do you do if you run out of coffee in a village which has not seen a Nespresso maker yet? Help is at hand. Literally.

Belief in community after abolishing God:
Are We a People?
And if so: what sort?

Without belief in God, we become just a welfare-state people.

A German diary:
Auschwitz as Opportunity
Pretending to be gay and a compulsory blood spider

Observing the moral landscape of millennials.

Emmanuel Macron and the coach company Flixbus:
Life’s Coincidences . . .
How to create demand

There are coincidences in life that are so coincidental that even the casual observer is surprised how coincidental the coincidences are.

Book review:
Just Not State!
Self-Ownership, Ethics, and the Constitution of the Private Law Society

The author, Peter J. Preusse, attempts to expand the Austrian theory of economics and ethics by adding the element of equality among humans.

The media on Chemnitz:
New Myths Leveled Against the Right
Rallies critical of the government are scandalized

Immature authors assume the attitude of colonial masters.

'Hunchback' musical in Stuttgart:
How the Arts are Contributing to Brainwashing
Criticism contravened the guidelines

Audience reaction to political indoctrination is not always positive.