Snowy Sunday in Saarbrücken

With the disappointment of resolutions already unfulfilled coupled with the inescapable bathos that sets in around a week into any new year, as you realise that the world is largely the same as it was before, I’ve returned to my small corner of German obscurity. In an attempt to further my so far inauspicious career … Continue reading Snowy Sunday in Saarbrücken

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The Executive Extremists: Should We Be Surprised?

Another day, another bombing. The images of children killed by government airstrikes in rebel-held Aleppo last week were horrific to behold, but they were not surprising. Such images have become tinged with that precursor of contempt – familiarity. Like it or not, horrendous violence against the innocent is apparently such an expected part of what … Continue reading The Executive Extremists: Should We Be Surprised?

Day and Night: Austrian Presidential Elections

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