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For European Farmers, Size Matters

For European Farmers, Size Matters

Before he shoots them in the head, Alpine farmer Ralf Eggenreiter gives his sheep a treat and scratches them behind the ears to help them relax. He knows each one of them by name, so one might imagine a moment of regret.  The real reason is that relaxed meat tastes better. “They have no stress,” […]

An Austrian Mixologist Takes D.C.

An Austrian Mixologist Takes D.C.

The arts of Austrian gastronomy are unfamiliar to much of the wider world. Its cuisine and spirits are known mostly among connoisseurs, while its restaurants sprout gracefully from a wistful past that ignores faddish whims. But Austrian gastronomes – born with an epicurean fervor that courses through family veins – have flung this finesse to […]

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 2013

To the Editor The idea for the classified ads is just great!! It also presents an opportunity to say that we always look forward reading The Vienna Review! It might interest you too, that I attended both productions of: the Vienna’s English Theatre’s Lend Me a Tenor and the new Open House Company’s adaption of […]

Lincoln Has Lessons for the EU

Lincoln Has Lessons for the EU

Allan Janik wrote recently of lessons for the EU from American history, examining the Colonial era, but Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln (see Film Events, page 25 in Feb 2013 TVR) moves our focus to the mid-19th century. What can Austrians gain from Hollywood’s take on a “dead president”? This man, and his super-human feats […]

New Europe and the Old U.S.A.

New Europe and the Old U.S.A.

This essay is excerpted from a previously unpublished monograph “The United States of Europe? – Reflections on Federalism, Christian Values and the Public Philosophy” that can be found in full here.  There is scarcely a topic about which more nonsense is spoken in discussions of the future of the European Union than the idea of […]

The United States of Europe? Reflections on Federalism, Christian Values and the Public Philosophy

Austro-American philosopher and intellectual historian Allan Janik is Senior Research Fellow of the Brenner Archives at the University of Innsbruck and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. He is author (with Steven Toulmin) of Wittgenstein’s Vienna. Our suggestion…is to invent the federal idea anew and to realize it. That is not simple; […]

Austrian Views on the U.S. Presidential Election

Austrian Views on the U.S. Presidential Election

The USA Elected Keynes, 7 Nov. by Thomas Seifert In 6 November 2012 election, the U.S. electorate was asked to pass sentence on Obama’s economic policy, defining the role the state has in the lives of the people. Obama was the president who incurred debt in a Keynesian manner  to stimulate public demand, as well […]

In the U.S. Election, Women Decide

In the U.S. Election, Women Decide

As the hotly contested U.S. election comes to a head, America’s undecided voters – the majority of them women – are being bombarded in a last ditch effort to lure them to one camp or another. Women, who are 46% of the electorate, will be out in force at the polls on 6 November. Typically, […]

U.S. Election: A Nation Divided

U.S. Election: A Nation Divided

“Americans are like the stock market,” U.S. policy expert Heinz Gärtner chuckled, “if something happens, they react very quickly.” With the continent engaged in its own economic and financial convulsions, many Euro-pundits forecast an Obama victory. However, as we saw in 2000 and 2004, Americans can be unpredictable voters. A senior researcher at the Austrian […]

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