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Schweizer Monat 7/2014
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Schweizer Monat

René Scheu
Publizisten und Unternehmer I
Publishers and entrepreneurs I
Cora Stephan
Gottlieb F. Höpli
Doubts about disbelief
Niko Stoifberg und Christina Baeriswyl
Christian P. Hoffmann
Spasspartei im Spassparlament
Parliamentary satire
Florian Rittmeyer trifft Niall Ferguson
Am Rande des Chaos
At the edge of chaos
Konrad Hummler
Arkadien und Robotien
Arcadia and Robotia
Gunnar Heinsohn
"Das ist skandalös"
"That is scandalous"
Markus Fäh und Andreas Oertli
Zur Lage des Erbens
The state of inheriting
Simon Ingold
Picketty zerpflücken
Pulling apart Picketty
The New Yorker
Direct importing
Peter Sloterdijk trifft Gunter Gebauer und Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Dasein ist In-Form-Sein
Existence means being in form
Ulrich Zwygart
Betroffenheit ist nicht genug
Dismay is not enough
Nicola Forster
Wilhelm Tells Weltreise
Wilhelm Tell's trip around the world
René Scheu korrespondiert mit Bundesrätin Doris Leuthard
"Die Schweiz wird nie energieautark sein"
"Switzerland will never be energy self-sufficient"
Claudia Mäder
Frau Lorieuthard
Ms Lorieuthard
Peter Ruch
Rede gegen die Weltretter
Speech against world saviours
Tomas Sedlacek
Welche Anreize können Staaten zum Sparen bewegen?
Which incentives can bring states into a saving modus?
Mirjam B. Teitler
Kein Recht auf Vergessen
No right to be forgotten
Matt Ridley
Lasst sie dampfen!
Let them vape!
Andreas Müller
Wo ist die liberale Erzählung der Schweiz
Where is Switzerland's liberal narrative?
Georg Kohler
Frischekur für die Volksseele
Refurbishment for the people's soul
Philipp Gut
Seid sportlich!
Be sportive!
Thomas Zaugg
Ich erinnere uns
I remember us
Michael Stauffer
People's poll
Bera Hofer
Wolfgang Sofsky
Freedom of speech
Michael Wiederstein trifft Durs Grünbein
A place, a garden, some time
Nadine Wietlisbach trifft Loredana Sperini
Wachs-Tum und Freiheit
Wax and growth
Christian Saehrendt
Bilder vom heiligen Bill
Pictures from holy Bill
Serena Jung
Nacht des Monats mit dem Grasshopper Rugby Club Zürich
Night of the month with the Grasshopper Rugby Club Zürich


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The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
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Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
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Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

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Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

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The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

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