Gunnar Beck

Gunnar was an adviser to the House of Commons, a practicing barrister and a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. A renowned scholar on EU law, Gunnar completed his doctorate in philosophy under the legendary Isaiah Berlin in Oxford. He has an intricate understanding of government systems and treaties, is deeply immersed in history and has an ability to look both at details and the big picture. His understanding of political, social, and cultural issues confronting Europe is incisive, and his ability to pick out key trends is superlative.

Germany Defends the Euro to Her Own Peril

August 21, 2012

Gunnar Beck believes that Germany’s guilt complex and short-term reasoning will lead her to continue defending the euro, while Chancellor Merkel’s policies show that Germany has still not become a properly sovereign and democratic nation yet.  

The Myth of Germany's Gain

June 27, 2012

Gunnar Beck argues that Germany has suffered immensely because of the euro and supporting failing European economies like Greece is against its self-interest.

The Never-Ending Third Reich and The Sado-masochism of Anglo-German Relations

March 23, 2011

Although born in Düsseldorf, one of Germany's larger cities and incidentally the location of Germany's westernmost international airport of any note, I went to university and have worked in Britain for over twenty years. By now I am accustomed to and enamoured by many things British. There are just as...