German History

Trump Should Follow Reagan's Lead on Trade

Foreign competition is squeezing American manufacturing companies. U.S. factories are shedding jobs and ceding market share to cheap Asian exports. And the president isn’t going to take it anymore.<p>Welcome to 1985. Trade anxieties dominated the headlines then as they do today, and Washington was …

Business

Trump Could Make an FDR-Style Grand Bargain with Russia

In Syria and elsewhere, America needs Russia’s help.Many have been critical of President Donald J. Trump's desire to cooperate with Russia. Yet, more …

Russia

The US isn't just arbitrarily barring Muslims. Everyone is in danger

"The moment she said 'Are you Juhel Miah?', and I said 'Yes', all the members of staff, all the pupils and all the people on the plane were looking …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

How economic boom times in the West came to an end – Marc Levinson

The second half of the 20th century divides neatly in two. The divide did not come with the rise of Ronald Reagan or the fall of the Berlin Wall. It …

Economics

From the vault: in memory of Walter Lange 1924-2017

In January this year, the death of Walter Lange, aged 92, put the unique link between Germany’s most prestigious watch manufacturer and its pre-Communist era watchmaking back in the spotlight.<p>Today, the eponymous A Lange & Söhne, regarded as the producer of some of the finest wristwatches ever …

Watches

Populism: Analyzing a phenomenon

It's the word on everyone’s lips, and has lent its name to our times: We are living in an age of populism. Being populist has long been seen as a political stigma. But what is populism, and who does it speak to?<p>The Duden German-language dictionary defines populism as "opportunistic politics that …

Democracy

VW Looks to East Germany in Switch to Electric Cars

DRESDEN, Germany – Volkswagen (VLKAY) wants to build more electric cars in eastern Germany and backs a Tesla (TSLA)-style expansion of charging stations in the city of Dresden, evidence of efforts to reshape its business after a diesel emissions scandal.<p>VW, which has regained the status of the …

Business

Burned in the ovens, bombed to pieces, drowned at sea, rammed by vehicles, or marched to death.

<i>Where does the world want Jews – or any of us – today? Not even in a final resting place.</i><p>I walked into a concentration camp in Germany – and I walked out. A Jewish woman leaving a Nazi camp defies the odds and realities of millions of human beings.<p>"If you are done with the alt-right you filthy …

Holocaust

Hitler's phone sells for $240,000 at auction

A US-based auction house says the red phone, complete with Nazi party symbol, was bought by an unnamed bidder. The phone was described as "arguably the most destructive 'weapon' of all time."<p>Nazi Dictator Adolf Hitler's phone sold on Sunday afternoon to a person who bid by phone, said Andreas …

Adolf Hitler

The Disturbing Alliance Between Zionists and Anti-Semites

Between the congressional hearing for David Friedman, the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, and President Trump’s refusal to address the rising tide of …

Anti-Semitism

Hanseatic Railway wins Elbe-Altmark regional contract

BERLIN-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) and Saxony-Anhalt local transport authority Nasa have awarded Hanseatic Railway (Hans) a contract to …

Railways

Is There Still Time Left To Save American Democracy?

The delusion seems to be based on a misconception, that somehow the leopard will change its spot, that one institution or other will eventually force …

Henry David Thoreau

East Germany, Spies and the Cold War - in a series!

Berlin in the 1970's: spies lurk on both sides on the wall. 'The Same Sky' paints a portrait of the divided city in the middle of the cold war. A place where secrets, lies and paranoia are the order of the day.

European History

Tainted Electoral Victory—Hitler's Controversial Rise

When the Nazi Party won a landslide victory in 1933, they called it a miracle, but everyone else smelled a rat.

Adolf Hitler

19 “Perfect Parent” Tips Every Parent Should Know

It’s never too late to be perfect.<p>1. Your kids will be grown before you know it, so be sure to soak up every single moment with them. Forgo sleeping, eating, and showering to ensure you’re always “in the moment.” <b><br>2. Sleep when the baby sleeps, but also cry when the baby cries, teethe when the baby</b> …

Parenting

Understanding the Berlin Wall

I still remember the scenes on television when the Berlin Wall began to fall: people climbing the towering concrete slab segments, dancing and …

Berlin

In Germany, the Male Breadwinner is Still King - Bloomberg

For many German mothers, a full-time job is becoming a thing of the past.<p>That's the evidence from a study that takes in the span of the country's …

European History

The Super Simple Reason Nazi Germany Crushed France During World War II

One word: Leadership.In May 1940, the German Wehrmacht launched a lightning attack into France and within weeks destroyed the combined French and …

Military History

East Germany on the Potomac

Posted: Feb 17, 2017 9:45 AM<p>The recently orchestrated and completely coordinated take-down of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn from deep …

Michael Flynn

‘Businesses must speak up against flawed policies’

Businesses worldwide must speak up when they see something wrong happening, or when flawed policies are implemented by governments and politicians, …

Harvard Business School

Tristin Hopper: Don’t want to raise the retirement age? Raise the smoking and drinking rates

Last week, the federal Liberals quickly shot down a proposal from their own economic advisory council that the retirement age should be raised as …

Longevity

Tips for Resistance in Lara Elena Donnelly’s Amberlough

The One State Party is on the rise. Corruption and lawlessness have become too much for each of the Federated States of Gedda to handle on their own, …

The Berlin Wall came down for a reason – the British version shows no sign of crumbling

On 9 November 2014, in the heart of the German capital, a wending line of 8,000 white balloons were released simultaneously along the 15km line where …

Germany

Memorial of reunification to be resurrected

The planned monument in Berlin, dubbed a ‘seesaw’ because of its shape and rocking motion, has seen its own ups and downs over the past ten years.<p>The idea was to build a basin-shaped monument designed as a movable scale that would shift its weight when visitors stand in different places.<p>The …

World News

Germany looks back to two early Modernists

Otto Freundlich, Large Head ("Der neue Mensch") on the cover of the exhibition guide to Entartete Kunst, 1937<p>Two largely unknown early Modernist …

Aesthetics

Austrian police arrest man who appeared in public as Hitler

Austrian police have detained a man for glorifying the Nazi regime, after he appeared in public dressed as Adolf Hitler, a police spokesman said.<p>The 25-year-old was arrested on Monday night in Braunau am Inn, the Hitler's birthplace, the spokesman said.<p>The daily newspaper Oberoesterreichische …

Adolf Hitler

'Hitler's Double' Arrested in Austria

(VIENNA) — Austrian police say they have detained a man described by local media as "Hitler's double" for possible violations of laws against …

Adolf Hitler

Lance Armstrong faces $100m lawsuit filed by US government

The disgraced cyclist has paid out more than $10 million in damages after admitting to doping in 2013. Now a federal judge has cleared the way for the US government to pursue a $100 million lawsuit against Armstrong.<p>A federal judge on Monday ruled that the US government can sue disgraced former …

UK News

Thousands gather in remembrance of World War II destruction of Dresden

Dresden's mayor has used the event to remind participants of the brutalities of war, even in the 21st century. During World War II, Allied forces firebombed the German city of Dresden, leaving 25,000 people dead.<p>Around 12,000 people on Monday gathered in Dresden and joined hands to form a human …

History

Where Hands Touch Director Amma Asante Insists the Film Doesn't Glamorize Nazis

Bad timing for a love story about Nazi Germany.<p>Last week, <i>Variety</i> posted a still from <i>Where Hands Touch</i>, describing the film as “a story of forbidden …

European History