It's bucketing down and the sun is setting, and in my book that is enough to scupper my attempts (albeit not very enthusiastic ones) to go for a run. So instead, I've made a cup of tea, grabbed a handful of the brownies I made in post-Trump baking hysteria and have sat down to write … Continue reading Auslandsjahr Anfang
Even those of you who haven’t been following the ongoing turmoil of the presidential election in Austria will not be surprised to learn the details. In short, a right-wing populist party candidate and a socialist left-wing candidate are this year both enjoying greater support than ever before. Their political views are as different as chalk … Continue reading Day and Night: Austrian Presidential Elections
Any political analyst will tell you that predicting the outcome of national elections based on regional elections is risky at best. There are several reasons for this. First, local politics simple do not reflect the politics of a whole nation. Local issues and historical party affiliation have a lot more to do with local political … Continue reading Berlin Elections
There is a point in the very centre of a seesaw that doesn’t move at all, as if in an effort to restore some order in the constantly changing up-and-down world around it. Although this is maybe not the most graceful of metaphors, many philosophies and entire religions are based around the idea that finding … Continue reading Borders: Life on the Edge
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