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Schweizer Monat 6/2013
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Schweizer Monat

René Scheu
René Scheu
Der Bürger und die "Bürgerlichen
The citizen and the "bourgeoisie"
Xenia Tchoumitcheva
Vermittelter Luxus
Mediated luxury
Gottlieb F. Höpli
"Exgüsi, enschuldiget Sie..."
Niko Stoifberg und Lina Müller
Wolfgang Sofsky
Die Bombe
The bomb
Reinhard K. Sprenger
Der Chef ist kein Papa
The boss is no daddy
René Scheu trifft Thomas Matter
René Scheu meets Thomas Matter
Fetisch Bankgeheimnis?
Fetish bank secrecy?
Hans Geiger
Szenen einer Ehe zwischen Politik und Grossbanken
Scenes of a marriage between politics and big banks
René Zeyer
Auf den Spuren der Dinosaurier
In the footsteps of the dinosaurs
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Heilige, Bürger, Bürokraten
Saints, citizen, bureaucrats
Florian Rittmeyer trifft Christine Lagarde
Florian Rittmeyer meets Christine Lagarde
"Was passiert, wenn die Gelder kurzerhand abgezogen werden?"
"What happens if the money is quickly withdrawn?"
Thierry Baudet
Das Europa der Menschenrechte
The Europe of human rights
Mirjam B. Teitler
Hier liegt ein Hund begraben
There's the rub
Christian P. Hoffmann
Grüne Bauernschläue
Green shrewdness
René Scheu und Florian Rittmeyer treffen Didier Sornette
René Scheu and Florian Rittmeyer meet Didier Sornette
Viren, Inflation und Nuklearsprengköpfe
Viruses, inflation, and nuclear weapons
Markus Fäh, Andreas Oertli
Zur Lage der Politikverdrossenheit
The state of the disentchantement with politics
Die Redaktion
Ist es angerichtet? Europa schmecken und denken
Is it served? Tasting and rethinking Europe
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Was is(s)t Europa?
What does Euroe eat?
Beat Kappeler
Die Super-EFTA
The Super-EFTA
Reiner Eichenberger und David Stadelmann
Reiner Eichenberger and David Stadelmann
So hat die EU eine grosse Zukunft
How the EU can have a bright future
Bruno S. Frey
Experimentierfreudiges Europa
European eagerness to experiment
Michael Wiederstein spricht mit Michail Ryklin
Michael Wiederstein speaks to Michail Ryklin
What the Europeans love to forget
Simon M. Ingold
Jede (wirklich jede) Idee hat eine faire Chance
Every (really every) idea has a fair chance
Giorgo von Arb
Das Meer in der Stadt
The sea in the city
Margrit Zinggeler
Sinnlicher, engagierter und besser
More sensual, more dedicated, and better
Francesco Micieli
Der Gast
The guest
Michail Schischkin
Larionows Aufzeichnungen
Larionows records
Rahel Senn
Die Brücke
The bridge
Serena Jung trifft Île flottante
Serena Jung meets Île flottante
Nacht des Monats
Night of the month


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Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
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Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
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Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
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