Politics

Contemplating the near future:When the Night is Darkest, Daybreak is Closest
Mainstream politics is showing signs of weakness, even panic

Editorial for this summer’s double edition of eigentümlich frei

Witch-hunt against the Right:Acute Panic in the Establishment
The third German ideological state has begun

Germany is releasing its neo-totalitarian potential.

Murdered official:German Establishment in Panic Mode
Sliding ever faster towards totalitarianism

The German ruling class are calling for stripping anyone they consider to be a right-wing ‘extremist’ of their fundamental rights.

Civic anarchism:Brexit – What’s That All About?
An attempt at an explanation that my grandson at any rate understands

Some things are so easy that only children can understand them.

Alleged ‘manhunts’ in Chemnitz:Antifa Dictates Government Stance
They led the Chancellor by a nose ring for all the world to see

“Do not call lies truth and do not call truth lies,” says Merkel, whose nose ought to be yards long.

Follow-up to the ‘Ibiza affair’:Standards Are Being Ruined
Two models of democracy are on collision course

Democracy is a backdrop, consisting of simulations, fictions and self-delusions, behind which decisions are made that the demos neither wants nor has legitimized.

The Fall of Heinz C. Strache:Austrian Government Deposed From Within Germany
What does that remind you of?

Ugly inter-European imperialism raises its head in Germany again.

EU election campaign:“You are known by the company you keep”
And the European Parliament's company ain't very palatable

The EU is calling on us to show up at the polls in the name of progress, civil society and our shared European values. And yet, some of its official campaign partners have well-established links to extremist ideologies that embrace the exact opposite vision.

Civic anarchism:Concerning Spain versus Catalonia
A farcical court case

The judges are employed by one of the two parties to the dispute.

Yellow vests in the West:France Sees Yellow
Some background on the bitter protests in the country ruled by Emmanuel Macron

"The place is going to blow up", warned a French parlamentarian five years ago.

Political and media fragmentation:No Majority for Anybody
German politics revert to the norm

The filter bubble is not an invention of the online age, but an ancient German institution.

Brexit:A Country Divided
The UK will eventually regain its national sovereignty, one way or another

Dissatisfaction with Brussels will continue to get louder all over the continent.

On Angela Merkel and her style of politics:History is Returning
The “first green Chancellor” is finished – as is her system

Merkel was the right leader for a society that believed itself to be at the end of history. Those days are definitely over.

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 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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

Demonstrations in Chemnitz:The Next Level of Outrage in Germany
Against the government, its failing immigration policy and its lapdog media

20 percent of Germans no longer believe the Ministry of Truth.

Siemens CEO Kaeser on AfD leader Alice Weidel:A Hero called Joe
A corporate leader goes astray

Formerly known as Josef Käser, this man signs deals with sheikhs but lambasts the AfD for using supposedly un-PC words.

Trial against Identitarian Movement:Powerless, Distraught, Angry
The court case is the punishment

The authorities can only win, even if they lose legally.

The case of Özil and Gündoğan at the World Cup:Market-Compliant Booing and Collective Identity
Fans not only buy the sport, but also the sense of community

The controversy surrounding two German soccer players with Turkish roots reveals that sport is an expression of identity.