Three decades after the fall of the Wall, there is still a ‘wall in the head’ in German politics—and it goes through the party of the far right.
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The large swing to the left in the Danish election could lead to a long period of opposition for the right. Unless, that is, the social democrats revert to their ‘third way’ approach when last in government.
Marx once wrote of the temptation, confronted with a new historical situation, to summon up the ‘borrowed language’ of the past. He’s still right.
Digital dystopias are overdone but inequality is rising. The answer lies in treating data as a commons and Big Data as a collective-action problem.
The new social-democrat led government in Finland has committed the country to carbon neutrality by 2035. Can, will it be done?
The eurozone muddled through its crisis at Germany’s behest. The climate emergency is much too serious for that.
Universal Basic Income without quality public services is a neoliberal paradise.
In light of the gains by green parties and right-wing populists in the Euro-elections, Sheri Berman explores how the traditionally dominant parties respond to such challenges.
The security and privacy of personal data are being jeopardised as Deep Packet Inspection is deployed by internet service providers.
Marine Le Pen didn’t surge forward in France, yet Emmanuel Macron lacked a winning alternative. It was the populists versus the progressives in the Euro-elections writ small.
A Europe of permanent electoral campaigning is one conducive to a permanent moral panic about refugees.
One might think anti-migrant sentiment would be strongest in those countries in Europe with most migrants and among those Europeans with most contact with them. And one would be wrong.