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.

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.’

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.

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

Audience reaction to political indoctrination is not always positive.

Traveling through the American West:
It Stinks in LA and San Francisco
However, in the end the US might be less threatened by decline than old Europe

Culturally, the US are more divided than Europe. And less.

Endangered gestures:
Turning One’s Hat at the Brim
A suitably protective convention

Individual replacements become pitfalls.

Central banking system:
How Monetary Absurdity Has Become the New Normal
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

Financial illiteracy aiding and abetting the proliferation of catastrophic monetary policies.

Communication in the Internet era:
The Challenge of Information Overreach
When spreading opinions tips the emotional balance of the masses

We all must learn that our opinions may be flawed.

Spiritual-cultural background of the new east-west conflict:
Millions of Russians Go On a Pilgrimage to St. Nicholas
And what this – possibly – has to do with the future of property and freedom

A lot, as it turns out.

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.

“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.

Endangered Gestures:
Giving a Light
Creating the magic of encounter

Fire enables moments of intimacy and felicity.

A German diary:
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.

Endangered Gestures:
Raising the Hat
A practically extinct habit.

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

A German diary:
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.

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.

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

The greeting ritual has been replaced by something ‘pseudo-democratic.’

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.

Martin Sellner:
The Coming to Pass of Alexis de Tocqueville's Prediction
In 200 years sadistic hacks perfected their method – only the free market can help

In the face of ostracism and persecution by the establishment and their goons, the Austrian 'Identitarian' retains his moral courage.

Jubilee ‘eigentümlich frei’ conference:
Independent Thinkers Still Exist!
Laughing. Dancing. Debating.

Libertarians celebrate the 20th anniversary of their leading journal in an increasingly stifling Germany.

Living as a migrant in China:
Taxes, Not Integration
The cost-benefit analysis is all that counts

What's all this fuss about 'integration'? In China, foreigners are simply tolerated - as long as they have no deadly disease and observe the rules.