German History

Germany is Europe's reluctant hegemon. To succeed, Theresa May must decipher it

In 1862, Otto von Bismarck told Disraeli of his plans to provoke a war and unify Germany’s independent states under Prussian leadership. Shocked by Bismarck’s frankness, the British prime minister warned Austria: “Take care of that man; he means what he says.”<p>Disraeli’s warning foretold Germany’s …

Germany

The 7 Most Alarming Statements By Trump’s Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominee

By Billy Corriher<p>Things just keep getting worse for Jeff Mateer, President Trump’s nominee for a lifetime seat on the federal bench in Texas. Media …

Liberal View

30 years on: how Black Monday stunned markets - and could it happen again?

There have been plenty of grim times for markets since, such as the three years during which the FTSE 100 fell after the dot-com bubble burst, or the …

Economy

Trump judicial nominee invoked Nazi Germany in describing treatment of Christians in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas invoked religious crackdowns by the Nazis in Germany and other totalitarian regimes to describe the treatment of Christians in the US during three interviews in 2013 and 2014.<p>Jeff Mateer, who currently serves as the first …

Cycling

"We've done it!": Amazing moment four people swim for their lives to escape East Germany

Emotional footage showing three men and a woman escaping the grips of East Germany and tasting freedom for the first time has emerged.<p>The dramatic …

Germany

Where to go in Berlin for a taste of the Weimar Republic

Throughout the 1920's Berlin was considered the cultural centre of Europe. So if you're looking to revive that hedonistic spirit, here are the best …

Germany

Mozambique’s forgotten “East Germans” are still fighting for their communist payday

Maputo, Mozambique<p>It’s a Wednesday morning in a leafy square in Maputo, and forty middle-aged men are gathering with their drums, whistles, and German flags. Most hold them aloft, though one has the black, red and gold wrapped around his head to shelter from the sun. The <i>magermans</i> are preparing for …

News

How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws

Scholars and historians have argued for years about whether the US's own regime of racial oppression in any way inspired the Nazis. In this …

Liberal View

New crime series set in 1920s Berlin set to be biggest hit since Game of Thrones

Sky Germany's lavish new drama, Babylon Berlin, which debuted on Friday, is the most expensive non-English drama series ever made, reportedly costing …

Germany

The Deadly Cost of Mutual Misunderstanding

Hitler went to war without an accurate conception of the Allies’ strength. The Allies did the same without an accurate conception of Hitler’s …

Military History

Masoud's list revisited — 'IS' victim turns terrorist hunter in Germany

Masoud Aqil’s longest incarceration in one place was in a soccer stadium in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamists’ stronghold at the time. He spent around 100 …

Refugees

Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, given six-month jail sentence

A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. She has …

News

'Babylon Berlin': The most expensive non-English drama series ever produced

"Babylon Berlin" is the most expensive TV series to have ever been filmed in Germany. Tom Tykwer's adaptation of a detective novel series portrays …

World News

Why Harvey Weinstein can't redeem himself through charity alone

As allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and rape topple his career and wipe out his clout, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is apparently trying …

Economy

The Kind of Tax Reform We Need Isn’t Even on the Table

Lowering corporate tax rates and allowing individuals to keep more of what they earn is obviously better than not doing so. Eliminating double …

Conservative View

Oranje peeled: end of an era in Dutch football

On December 1, 2017, various dignitaries, representatives of various national footballing associations and the media will descend on the State …

FIFA

Hitler's Rise to Power: Timeline

This timeline covers the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, from an obscure group to rulers of Germany. It is meant to support our narrative of …

Germany

Inside Russia’s alliance with white nationalists across the globe

Over the past few years, Russia’s links with the Western far-right have popped up in any number of socio-political developments, on both sides of the …

Russia

Germany's Dangerous Lean: What the Far-Right Victory Means for the Rest of Europe

The German election last month once again secured Chancellor Angela Merkel and her centrist Christian Democratic Union's position in government, but …

Liberal View

3 Colonial Propaganda Films About Africa That Are Even More Appalling Than You’d Think

Until the mid-20th century, colonial powers made these films to convince Africans that they deserved to be oppressed.The post 3 Colonial Propaganda …

Soviet Union

Struggling Cities Don’t Need Creative Class Leadership

Any unbiased observer of our cities can see that mediocrity is the salient characteristic of the typical local American politician. Another important …

Conservative View

Where does all the gold go?

Germany, according to a new report from the World Gold Council.<p>Finance-minded Germans purchase over 100 tonnes a year in bars and coins, and have …

Germany

What to Know About Germany's Legal Prostitution Industry

The legal ladies worked inside what were called, ‘Frauenhäuser’, which literally translates as ‘women houses’. These brothels ran as clean as a …

Culture

The making of a Russian disinformation campaign: What it takes

<b>(CNN) —</b> It started with a synagogue in Cologne.<p>On Christmas Eve 1959, two men drew swastikas on the wall of the house of worship, along with the phrase, "Germans Demand That Jews Get Out." Within days, Jews began receiving menacing anonymous phone calls, as Jewish grave sites and Jewish-owned shops …

Opinion

Child abuse in the GDR - First taboo, then ignored

Child abuse was far more taboo in the former GDR than in the West, an abuse committee has found. There was no counselling for victims because, in the …

World News

What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them?

More than 22 percent of Germany’s workforce is in the manufacturing sector. (Photo: Jens Meyer/Associate Press)<i>Our latest</i> Freakonomics Radio<i> episode</i> …

Economics

Federal lawsuit filed against Kansas anti-BDS bill

Nora Barrows-Friedman 11 October 2017Teacher sues Kansas for compelling her to repudiate Israel boycott.

Rights & Freedoms

The Prophet of Germany’s New Right

Götz Kubitschek, a self-proclaimed “rightist intellectual,” lives in a medieval manor house in Schnellroda, a rural village in eastern Germany. From this isolated, antique outpost, Kubitschek, who is 47, wields considerable influence over far-right thinkers, activists and politicians across …

Long-form Journalism

Infamous 'Gladbeck gangster' to be released from jail in Germany

One of two armed bank robbers whose two-day car chase and fatal hostage-taking kept West Germany aghast in 1988 is to be freed. A German court has …

World News

#WalktoPalestine activist Ladra arriving in Czech Republic

#WalktoPalestine activist Ladra arriving in Czech Republic-mp4Swedish activist Benjamin Ladra is making his way towards the border of the Czech …

Czech Republic