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It's Guys Like These Who Give Liberals A Good Name

These are your “classic” liberals, the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP). And more power to them.

Lindner has very good reasons to not join a four-party coalition just after he managed to lead the FDP from the political wilderness back into parliament. 63 more words

Germany

How - and What - do We Learn Most Quickly?

We learn the things that truly interest us most quickly

People learn new information and store it most efficiently in the long-term memory, if information is combined with topics that engage them. 357 more words

Learning Languages

"Often Asked" A Poem

“Often Asked” (a Poem)

You dressed me, undressed me, raised me

And we moved too,

Well, I also lied to you

No, those drugs I didn’t do… 198 more words

Writing

Reading: The Panther by Rilke

Rilke (1876-1925), of course. His Duino Elegies have been called the ‘waste land’ of German poetry.

Of the poem the Panther that he wrote in 1902 inspired by a panther behind bars in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, there exists several translations. 468 more words

Poetry

Bath's Viking history.

Today l came face to face with a small – but important – part of Bath’s history.

It lies encased in shaped polystyrene – and stored in the vaults of the Roman Baths Museum – but this is not a relic from the city’s imperial past – nor an object from its Georgian period. 231 more words

History

German president to meet party leaders on Thursday

BERLIN (Reuters) – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of Bavaria’s conservatives, and the leader of the center Social Democrats (SPD) on Thursday, his office said on Friday.
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