Monthly Archives: September 2012

the robbin-hood-claim

the french government set a goal to introduce a 75 percent tax on wealth. there are demonstrations in several german cities calling for a redistribution of wealth. the question of wealth and welfare divides people and parties all over the … Continue reading

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a thousand times no

art is a political medium. it does not necessarily have to be, but if it is, it has a strong impact. art does not fight a revolution with force. it fights a social revolution with persistence. civil disobedience can be … Continue reading

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a question of tolerance

growing up today seems to be full of limits – you can not say this and you can not say that. political correctness¬†derives from a combination of the realization that the hatred between races can lead to unimaginable cruel outcomes, … Continue reading

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an illusion of history

the french revolution – you know the date: 1789. when did the second world war begin? 1939? why wasn’t it 1937? or 1941? the big illusion created by the writings of history, is that everything happened in a very short … Continue reading

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iran part 2 – the ultimate bomb

a direct attack on iran in order to prevent a further development of nuclear assests, posts a threat to international stability and does not deter any further aspirations of iran to become a nuclear power, in my point of view. … Continue reading

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iran part 1 – (ir)rationality

with all the talk going on about iran and its declared intentions to become a nuclear power, it is time for a change of perspective on the topic to avoid a one sides analysis of a complex situation. the point … Continue reading

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“let them eat cake” all over again

let them eat cake is a saying attributed to austrian duchess marie antoinette, who after marrying louis xvi was queen of france in 1700. the story tells that advisors approached the queen, explaining to her the sufferings of poor people … Continue reading

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