Why I left the Shoah march

We of the teutonic persuasion speak of a "Demonstration" when we mean a march. A "Demonstration" is a political gathering in a public place, not necessarily a march, but always a statement, mostly in protest. A "Demonstration" is called a "Demo" when in the context of...

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New Year’s greeting, a tad late

All the best to you for 2023! Health! Atonement! Contentedness! Hygge ! Lagom ! Satisfaction in the pursuit of happiness ! We have a war in Europe and inflation in full swing. The former is a catastrophy for Ukraine and all soldiers who fight, the latter a kick in the...

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A dozen midterm reminders

15 Nov 2022. One week after the elections, I am in the plane back from the US to Europe. Time to kill, time to reflect: What’s the upshot? What was learned? Anything to keep in mind? It’s not that the event went unnoticed. The public reckoning is all-encompassing, the...

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democracy

3 Nov 2022 A majority of Americans consider their democracy «in danger», «under threat» or «in danger of collapse», but they don’t agree why that is. Republicans demonize Democrats, Democrats demonize Republicans. One remedy (this side of the armed insurrection) is...

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