Baturhan Bayraktar

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Why Germany Still Has So Many Middle-Class Manufacturing Jobs

Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany. These firms, which I call “Hidden Champions,” are part of what makes German economic growth more inclusive: by my calculations, they have created 1.5 million new jobs; have grown …

“European culture” is an invented tradition

Think of culture, of literature, music, philosophy, the fine arts, and it means thinking of Europe. “The idea of culture, of intelligence, of great works,” wrote the French poet and essayist Paul Valéry in 1919, “has for us a very ancient connection with the idea of Europe.” In an anthropological …

Europe

Where to stay and what to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is flooded with a magical light in autumn and its streets are largely free of tourists. Fluctuating (read: unpredictable) weather means you can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, from exploring the city’s many galleries and museums and dipping into a local hot pool while …

The ultimate guide to seeing Montreal in a day

Montreal is as close to a European city as one can get without crossing the Atlantic.<p>French is the first language of over half the population (but many also speak English), the city has a unique way of mixing old-world architecture with the new (that might not be found elsewhere in the region), and …

Travel Guides

Are we witnessing the end of globalization?

Globalization is the predominant economic, strategic and political force of our age. Its implications and side effects—from wealth creation to climate change—are pervasive. It’s no secret that the direction globalization takes has far-reaching implications.<p>Though it’s not complete, the world is …

Heidegger Fenomenolojisi ve Sinemada Hakikat

Felsefe tarihinde kimi bazı isimler vardır ki; onların fikirleri sadece onların değil tümden bir insanlığın düşünme pratiği haline gelir. Üstelik bu …

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …