Culture

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.

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.

Endangered Gestures:
Raising the Hat
A practically extinct habit.

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

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.

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The greeting ritual has been replaced by something ‘pseudo-democratic.’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

That's all for now:
An educated workman - it’s cool to be on TV - porn pop
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

A new series.

Down’s Syndrome:
Hannah from Pinneberg
Nowadays usually aborted, those who survive receive the ‘Severely-OK-stamp’

What does it say about a society, when it is happy to allow the abortion of babies with Down's syndrome but awards the survivors of pregnancy a 'pass for the severely OK'?

The Political Philosophy of Zombies:
Questions of Life and Death
‘The Walking Dead’ as science fiction, neo-western and road movie

How, after a total collapse of civilization, do people act and reorganize societies under the worst conditions? The answer depends on your political outlook.

The Film ‘Inglorious Basterds’:
Kosher Revenge Porn
On revoking the mourning's solidarity with the dead

There is a sinister reason for the movie’s popularity in Germany. Here, the living have revoked a fundamental solidarity with the dead. A solidarity exemplified by ancient Greek dramatic heroine Antigone.