Politics

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Tolerating your freedoms

One perhaps should not make too much out of remarks of one public official, no matter how senior – and yet, I have this nagging feeling that what he is …

Culture

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No, “Blade Runner” and “The Running Man” did not predict 2019

I normally rate “The New York Post” as far as tabloids are concerned but this feature on the prophetic side of the 1980s dystopian science-fiction reads more like something out …

Is it me or is music shit?

History

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Polish Ripper

They always find ways to blame the migrant: Jack the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according …

Weimar without Nazis

A View from the High Castle

Books

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Hands off my books, Marie

Who is this monster and what does she want? Book lovers are not happy about the way organization guru Marie Kondo recommends handling books in her new Netflix series “Tidying …

20 best books I’ve read in 2017

WTF

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Lending a pinching hand

This guy will be very happy today: So will Julie Bishop. With a big emphasis on disability and 50 skin shades of same or different sex multiracial couples holding hands, …

Love

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The case for love socialism

A friend of mine on Facebook has indirectly turned my attention to this Medium piece from a few years back, which summarises the results of a not very scientific but …