Red Famine: Stalin’s War On Ukraine

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

by Norman Naimark
A review of Anne Applebaum's new book, about the devastating Ukrainian famine of 1932-33.
The Future Of International Law In An Age Of Trump

The Future of International Law in an Age of Trump

by Karen Alter
How stable is the post-WWII international liberal order?
Crescent Among The Stars

Crescent among the Stars

by Nancy Foner
Is it harder being Muslim in Western Europe than in the United States?
Germany And The USA Between Volk And Bevölkerung

Germany and the USA between Volk and Bevölkerung

By Michael P. Steinberg
A meditation upon the differences between "Dem deutschen Volke" and "We the People."
In A Name

In a Name

by Thomas Chatterton Williams
In this new short story, New York Times Magazine writer Thomas Chatterton Williams details writing in Paris and falling in love, having a mixed-race toddler, and time in Sweden.
Undercover Oughts

Undercover Oughts

By Jacqueline Ross
A brief history of undercover policing in early twentieth-century New York and its influence upon the field of sociology.
R.I.P The Postwar Order (1945-2017)

R.I.P The Postwar Order (1945-2017)

by Roger Cohen
The rise of Trumpism and its threat to the trasatlanticism and decency.
“They, The People”

“They, the People”

by Dilip Gaonkar
How recent political theory overlooks the populist complaint—and the social questions behind it.
Deep Listening

Deep Listening

by Mark Pottinger
The Elbphilharmonie has become a beacon of commerce and wonder, an amusement-park ride with little interest in the music or the people who make the music.
Culture And Revolution

Culture and Revolution

by Timothy Brown
This essay on underground publishing in West Germany, circa 1968, is derived from material in the chapter “Word, Sound, Vision”, in West Germany and the Global Sixties. © Timothy Scott Brown 2013, published by Cambridge University Press.
The Startup Illusion

The Startup Illusion

by Steven Hill
As German start-ups aim to duplicate the Silicon Valley model, our alumnus Steve Hill, in his new book Die Startup Illusion, asks if it best serves the European social model. Herewith, an exclusive essay for the Berlin Journal, derived from Hill's Introduction.
Kreuzberg 10963

Kreuzberg 10963

by Esra Akcan
An account of urban and social stress inside the Turkish Kreuzberg of the 1980s looks back implicitly to the city’s Jewish past and explicitly forward to the question of refugee integration today. Her plea for an analytical focus on the category and experience of the non-citizen is fundamental and timely.

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