How the Radical Right Bullied Professors in 1920s Austria

Jun 10, 2021

As universities across the United Kingdom scramble to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to sack unwanted lecturers and professors, it becomes increasingly urgent to remember the history of labor organizing in higher education. What has and hasn’t worked in the past? The University and...

They Are Coming for Us
Jun 09, 2021

They Are Coming for Us

Can the Word “Solidarity” Have Any Meaning in the Consumer Society?
Jun 08, 2021

Can the Word “Solidarity” Have Any Meaning in the Consumer Society?

The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned
Jun 04, 2021

The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned

Democracy Is Down but Not Out

Democracy Is Down but Not Out

Jun 04, 2021

Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarussian dictator, snatches a dissident from midair. Military strongman Assimi Goita launches another coup in Mali. Benjamin Netanyahu escalates a military conflict to save his own political skin in Israel. In the United States, the Republican Party launches a...

Why Designating the Azov Movement as an FTO Is Ineffective

Why Designating the Azov Movement as an FTO Is Ineffective

Jun 02, 2021

In early April, a member of the US Congress, Elissa Slotkin, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken asking that 13 radical-right extremist groups and movements be officially designated as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) in the United States. This designation would, in theory,...

Green Gold: The Curse of the Avocado

Green Gold: The Curse of the Avocado

Jun 02, 2021

Guacamole, or so BBC has claimed, is “undoubtedly one of Mexico’s most popular dishes,” dating back to the times of the Aztecs. Thanks to Pancho Villa and Old El Paso’s spice mix, guacamole has conquered European lunch and dinner tables from Norway to France, from Switzerland to Spain....

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

May 31, 2021

If the question of a rising China and its possible collision with the United States is a central issue in world affairs today, then the rivalry between Russia and the US is the most pressing security challenge in the European theater. From the second half of the Obama administration, through...

Europe’s Thirst for Virtual Water: Blueberry Fields Forever?

Europe’s Thirst for Virtual Water: Blueberry Fields Forever?

May 27, 2021

Blueberries have long established themselves among the superfoods. They are tasty, low in calories and full of beneficial nutrients. Most importantly, they are a rich source of antioxidants that serve to protect against a range of diseases, most notably cancer. This might explain why the demand...

Memory Politics: Serbia’s Genocide Denial

Memory Politics: Serbia’s Genocide Denial

May 24, 2021

In January this year, the public attention was drawn to a Serbian souvenir shop selling shirts with the inscription “Noz, Zica” (“Knife, Wire”), the slogan celebrating the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica where the Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys. The...

The Good Old Days: Nostalgia’s Political Appeal

The Good Old Days: Nostalgia’s Political Appeal

May 21, 2021

Donald Trump is gone, yet his specter continues to haunt American politics. The UK is no longer part of the European Union, yet Brexit continues to provoke emotions on both sides of the Channel. Both Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election and the outcome of the Brexit referendum of...

What Is the “Great Reset”?

What Is the “Great Reset”?

May 21, 2021

Who wouldn’t reveal what is kept out of sight by those who do not have our best interests at heart? Although it is not only the far right that claims to be in the know about sinister plots, they certainly provide a steady stream of such revelations. Amongst recent ones, the “great...

Biden Changes the Russia Equation

Biden Changes the Russia Equation

May 18, 2021

The Biden administration is posing some stark choices for its European allies. It is not only challenging them to stand more firmly against the Kremlin, but is expanding America’s expectations of what democracy should be inside their own countries. President Joe Biden’s tough position on...

Why a Focus on Green Hydrogen Is a Mistake

Why a Focus on Green Hydrogen Is a Mistake

May 12, 2021

Great expectations are placed on hydrogen as an energy carrier. In the future, the climate-neutral molecule will replace fossil fuels in applications where direct electrification is impossible or too expensive. This enables effective climate protection in energy-intensive industries, heavy...

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