Tag Archives: Germany

Thinking Aloud: “Fatherland”

Feb. 16, 2015 by Darius  I recently read Fatherland by Robert Harris. Fatherland is a detective novel with a twist: it takes place in an alternative history 20 years after Germany won World War II. Xavier Marsh is an investigator … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: To Welcome or Not to Welcome?

Sept. 3, 2015 by Darius  In Europe, a battle is playing out that could have ramifications for the continent for decades: how to respond to the huge flows of migrants crossing into Europe, fleeing conflicts and poverty in the Middle … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “German Calls for Grexit Mount as EU Stunned by ‘No’ Vote”

“German Calls for Grexit Mount as EU Stunned by ‘No’ Vote” Reuters, July 5, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/05/us-eurozone-greece-eu-idUSKCN0PF11S20150705 “France and Germany called for an emergency summit of euro zone leaders to discuss Greece’s stunning referendum vote on Sunday to reject bailout terms, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: The Price of Unity

June 30, 2015 by Darius  As Greece defaults on its debt and perhaps prepares to exit the Eurozone entirely, it is worth taking a moment to realize that this crisis is not unparalleled in history.  While many obvious differences exist, Europe … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses,” Part I

May 12, 2015 by Darius  Today, I attended a discussion on “The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses.”  Both Kathleen Newland, currently affiliated with the Migration Policy Institute, and Dilip Ratha of the World Bank provided incisive statistics and … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: 70th Anniversary of Nazi Surrender

May 7, 2015 by Darius  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the official surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces.  Given that Adolf Hitler had committed suicide a week earlier, the documents of unconditional surrender were signed by Alfred Jodl, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Günter Grass and “Crabwalk”

Apr. 14, 2015 by Darius German writer Günter Grass died yesterday at age 87.  Although his book The Tin Drum will probably be mentioned in every obituary you read, his lesser-known novel Crabwalk is, in my view, of more enduring … Continue reading

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