Carl Schmitt explains to Donald Trump: The Führer and the people

In 1924 the brochure of a then rather unknown constitutional lawyer named Carl Schmitt appeared. This brochure was entitled “The intellectual and historical situation of … Read more

“Die tote Stadt”: Later success for Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s opera

DThere are nuts at the round bar. You are bored playing with the lemon wedge on the cocktail glass. Expectation of the night hawks. But … Read more

Boaz, Jachin, Mahabone: The Seven Legends About the Freemasons

Dhe British historian John Dickie, who has already written a highly regarded book on the Cosa Nostra, has done research on the Freemasons and their … Read more

Rudolf Wolters & Co: Building after 1945 – planned by Hitler’s architects

BToday it is hardly understood that the reconstruction after the end of the war took place in forms that had been developed in the reconstruction … Read more

Berlinische Galerie: Berlin is the city of brooders

Party capital? Tourist attraction? Hedonism hotspot? Focus of innovation? Future laboratory? Nothing. With overwhelming clarity that puts the viewer in deep thought, Berlin seems to … Read more

Germany: The new desire for hiking

Dhe Palatinate vineyard leads through wonderful deciduous forest, down again and again into a rustic wine village. The wandering pope knows his terrain; it tells … Read more

Anti-Semitism: where does the hatred of the Jews come from?

“It’s all for nothing”, this bitter conclusion was drawn in 1894 by old Theodor Mommsen as one of the founders of the anti-Semitism association. The … Read more