Germany

Can the Revolution in German Foreign Policy Last?

Can the Revolution in German Foreign Policy Last?

During the fierce debate over the Iraq war, the German political scientist Karl Kaiser said, “Europeans have done something that no one has ever done before: create a zone of peace where war is ruled out, absolutely out.” And, he added, “Europeans are convinced that this model is valid for

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
6 min read
Politics
The Cold War’s Morbid Sage: Theodor W. Adorno and the Philosophy of 'Post-Existence'

The Cold War’s Morbid Sage: Theodor W. Adorno and the Philosophy of 'Post-Existence'

While Radio Free Berlin was broadcasting Nikita Khrushchev’s secret speech, Peter Gente went to the cinema. As the radio waves rose into the evening sky, informing listeners on both sides of the divided city about the crimes of Stalinism, the curtain opened on Beauties of the Night, a comedy

Philipp Felsch
Philipp Felsch
9 min read
Theodor Adorno