I am quite sure that the European crisis has its roots in a mistaken rationalism”--Edmund Husserl, University of Prague, 1935)

Modern Western Civilization presents us with a Janus-like face: On one side Renaissance Humanism which begins in Italy in the 14th century with Petrarch, on the other side Enlightenment Rationalism which begins in France in the 17th century with Descartes.

Published in Europe

In February of 2015 Omar el-Hussein was hunted for thirteen hours and ultimately shot dead by Danish police after killing fifty-five year old documentary filmmaker Finn Noergaard at a free speech event and a thirty-seven year old Jewish guard, Dan Uzan at a synagogue in Copenhagen.

Published in Terrorism

The events in Paris this spring were unfortunately all too familiar in the 21st century. I think in some corners it is still perhaps a bit shocking that events like the storming of Charlie Hebdo and the killing of civilians do not actually take place more often than they do.

Published in New Social Compact

Conservatives and Labour have failed to gain a significant difference between them so that the result is uncertain. By this time the Conservatives seem to precede little the Labour, and UKIP, Liberals and Greens follow.

Published in Europe

Aegean theater of the Antique Greece was the place of astonishing revelations and intellectual excellence – a remarkable density and proximity, not surpassed up to our age. All we know about science, philosophy, sports, arts, culture and entertainment, stars and earth has been postulated, explored and examined then and there.

Published in Europe

The paper highlights the similarities and differences in the development paths of the four so called Visegrad countries (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, leaving countries like Slovenia, Croatia out) focussing on the economic policies of the period of 2004-2014, representing the first decade of their EU-membership, providing insight in their economic policy decisions.

Published in Economy

“Be more like us” say German policymakers to their EU partners. But Philippe Legrain warns that appearances can be deceptive as Germany suffers from stagnant wages, broken banks, inadequate investment, poor productivity growth, a dismal demographic outlook and anaemic output growth

Published in Economy

The first political debate between David Cameron and Ed Miliband has indicated the intellectual predominance of the current Prime Minister. For the British media, the Conservative Prime Minister was the winner.

Published in Europe

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