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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)

by Roger Cohen
The rise of Trumpism and its threat to the trasatlanticism and decency.

“They, the People”

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

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.

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

by Esra Akcan
An account of urban and social stress inside the Turkish Kreuzberg of the 1980s.

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

by Leonard Barkan
An archaeology of Berlin's Jewish past via a reading of the graves of the cemetery at the Schönhauser Allee.

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

by Christina Schwenkel
Assessing the reconstruction of Vinh City with the technical and financial assistance of East Germany.

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."

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Editor: R. Jay Magill, Jr.

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