is a political scientist and professor at Aachen University.
There is much to celebrate in the history of Cold War dissidence, writes Helmut König. Which is why it is crucial to recall just how the Peaceful Revolution delivered its heritage of freedom, from the thinkers and the underground printing presses to the impromptu protests. [more]
Dividing philosophical currents in post-war West Germany along generation lines, Helmut König illustrates the transition from hermeneutics to ideology-critique through two forgotten scholars, illuminating the broader intellectual public sphere and the role of university politics. [more]
Forgetting violence was long seen as a condition for long-term peace after war or civil war. But the amnesty clause is only realistic when certain rules of war were upheld, writes Helmut König. Wherever people cannot forget, only remembrance remains. [more]