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Europe and the shifting boundaries of belonging

Whenever I travel to the United States of America I am asked to provide information about my country of origin.

Sometimes I write ‘Saarland’ and then explain to the immigration officer that it no longer exists. 503 more words


Don't mention the war

Basil Fawlty would have been proud.

A French economist (Thomas Piketty) was interviewed by a German paper (Die Zeit).  This links to an English translation. 139 more words


Reading less, not more with Kindle

Germany is in the midst of blistering heat wave. The mercury has risen above 100 degrees here in Frankfurt, and those, including lonewolf, who dare to leave their homes have sought out swimming pools or surrounding lakes for relief from the heat. 550 more words