As the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall rapidly approaches, Thomas Rothschild draws attention to the growing gap between rich and poor in eastern Europe, and discrimination against minorities. The renaissance of nationalism in Hungary and elsewhere also requires urgent attention.
taught literary studies at Stuttgart University. He writes for several publications in Germany and Austria. He was awarded the Bruno Kreisky prize for political books in 1997 and the Austrian state prize for literary criticism in 1992. He is the author of O Gerechtigkeit: Ein Essay über Verteilungsgerechtigkeit, Neid, Rache, Terror, Kompromiss und die Sozialdemokratie (Promedia, 2010) and Bis jetzt ist alles gut gegangen: Fälliger Dank und mürrische Zwischenrufe (Klever, 2012).