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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 2013

To the Editor I just want to take a minute to congratulate you and your staff for this outstanding publication. As a former magazine editor in my homeland Canada, and a senior communications manager in the United Nations system, I know what it takes. And how rarely anyone bothers to tell you. Since moving to […]

Germany most influential

Germany is viewed as the country with the “most positive influence” in the world, according to the BBC’s annual Country Ratings Poll. Interviewing 26,000 people from 25 countries by phone or face-to-face between December 2012 and April 2013, subjects were asked by GlobeScan/PIPA (Program on International Policy Attitudes) to rate 16 countries and the European […]

Stronach’s Political Ambition

Stronach’s Political Ambition

On 2 May 2012 the Austro-Canadian businessman Frank Stronach published his political credo Wegweiser für Österreich (Guide for Austria) as an eight-page advertisement in the tabloid papers Heute and Kronen Zeitung.          ÖVP-Killer Stronach, 4 May by Hans Rauscher Twenty years ago, when the Democrazia Cristiana collapsed in Italy because of corruption […]

Book Review: In Praise of Older Women, by Stephen Vizinczey

Truth and Lies in Literature As a destitute immigrant writer in Canada at the age of 24, fleeing from the aftermath of the Hungarian revolution and with about 50 words of English, Stephen Vizinczey saw himself faced with two choices: to fling himself either from the top of a high building in Montreal or into […]

Testing Ground for the Oscars

On a three-day visit to Toronto in 2000, I was hugely impressed by the scene as the city prepared for the 25th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Re-visiting Toronto ten years later, I had more time to immerse myself in the city’s dynamic features. I went there in the beginning of September to support a […]

Letters to the Editor: October 2008

To the Editor, I hope you don’t mind me sharing the good news:  I flew Niki this morning from Frankfurt to Vienna and when entering the plane I noticed several, many (!) people reading The Vienna Review. They were concentrated and reading with interest, which is no wonder, the quality of The Vienna Review is […]

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