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.
The Turks

The Turks

by Han Ong
Excerpt from a manuscript in progress.
"Han: I’m a writer.
Heike: Ahh. So we would love you in Berlin!
Han: Would you?"
Berlin For Jews

Berlin for Jews

by Leonard Barkan
The opening pages of Leonard Barkan's new book may amount to the most joyous authobiographical take offs; the book itself will continue with a kind of archaeology of Berlin's Jewish past via a reading of the graves of the cemetery at the Schönhauser Allee.
Artist Portfolio

Artist Portfolio

by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Hancock’s intricate candy-colored prints, drawings, collaged-felt paintings, and site-specific installations work together to tell the story of the “Mounds”—bizarre mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of his unfolding narrative between good and evil.
Ruination And Reconstruction

Ruination and Reconstruction

by Christina Schwenkel
The Reconstrucion of Vinh City with the technical and financial assistance of East Germany was part of a large-scale, multilateral recovery program for Vietnam involving socialist and socialist-leaning countries across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Like the Marshall Plan of post-WWII Europe, an emphasis on industrialization to regenerate the economy channeled massive investments into the rebuilding of infrastructure.
The Deuter Institute

The Deuter Institute

by Hari Kunzru
"The poet does not care about his surroundings, or if he does, he’s making the best of things. He is absorbed in his artistic labor. This was how I wanted to be, who I wanted to be, at least for a while."
Where Fruit Flies Fear To Tread

Where Fruit Flies Fear to Tread

by Kate Brown
In the first two decades that followed the Chernobyl explosion, the Zone of Alienation was off-limits to all but employees and scientists working in the fenced-off region. Many thought of it as the darkest spot on earth. But this picture changed after 2002, when the Ukrainian government opened the zone to a limited, permitted tourism.
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