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Choosing to Learn

The Nordic countries’ economies are performing well, and a part of the reason is that they are gradually reforming their “social model,” adapting it to new realities in ways that respond to people’s demands. But there is nothing uniquely “Nordic” about this change. On the contrary, it is one that others can emulate. Obviously, such […]

In Darwin’s Place

In Darwin’s Place

  Imagine that, as a young scientist, you spent years collecting information about the foundations of how nature works. You built your reputation by collecting plants, animals, fossils, and geological samples from around the world, and sending back letters that tracked your development into a first-rate scientist. By the time you returned from a great […]

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

From 2004 to 2007, the world economy experienced an unusually long and strong boom, with growth rates of nearly 5% and with many countries participating. The European Union (EU15) recorded 2.4% growth on average during these years. In Germany, where growth averaged 1.8% during this period, some journalists proclaimed a new economic miracle. Now, however, […]

The Press vs. Privacy

Privacy has become a big issue in contemporary jurisprudence. The “right to privacy” is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. But Article 8 is balanced by Article 10, which guarantees “free expression of opinion.” So what right has priority when […]

Hijacked by the Media

At first glance, European Social Democracy appears to be in crisis. Gordon Brown’s slump in the United Kingdom; the brutal shock of Spain’s economic downturn; the difficulties of renewing Socialist leadership in France; the collapse of the center-left coalition in Italy; and severe infighting within Germany’s SPD: all point to social democracy’s seeming inability to […]

On the Mountain

On the Mountain

I find myself at over 2,500 meters, surrounded by nothing but sky, in one of East Tirol’s most beautiful mountain ranges.  It is at this point, here, in the midst of the Karnischen Alps boardering Eastern Austria and Northern Italy that I find peace. It is the first time in the nine years since I […]

Anker-ing Tradition

Anker-ing Tradition

For someone who prides herself on her sense of direction, I get lost in Vienna a lot – about every three days, in fact. Most passersby are able to aid me to some degree. The big problem is my complete inability to speak German. As a Spanish student, I’ve mystified many (even myself) with my […]

Ledger’s Legend

Ledger’s Legend

The 250-seat theater in Vienna’s English Cinema Haydn was sold out for the first screening of The Dark Knight, which opened in Austria Aug. 20.  Fortunately we had thought to reserve tickets.  Outside, expectant movie goers were speculating on the cast’s talents, the changes to the story line and the supposed magnificence of the special […]

Film Shorts

Das Leben der Anderen  Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), directed by 33 year old German Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, beginning a new chapter in film history. In an unmistakable reference to the Orwellian dystopian vision of the future, Das Leben is set in 1984, a time when the Stasi (secret police), employing […]

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