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US: Can Pursuing Happiness, as the Founders Defined It, Bring Us Together?

No government can guarantee our happiness. That depends on our own efforts and luck. But government can make it harder or easier to attain happiness.

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Turkey: Erdogan’s Battle Over Bogazici University

Reflections on the fragility of academic freedoms and human rights.

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Mr. Steinmeier’s Faux Pas: Pleasing Russia, Stiffing Eastern Europe

North Stream 2: Is the gas pipeline’s completion really mandated by history, as the German President has claimed?

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Is Democracy in Decline Globally?

Corruption and debt darken the global outlook for democracy.

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COVID 19 and the Culture and Costs of German Introspection

Why do we Germans learn so little from very relevant Asian countries in fighting the pandemic?

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Restaurants and Society After COVID: A Report from London

Open restaurants will lift the spirits of society as a whole. That is especially important for the young.

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Alexei Navalny: The Freest Man in the World

The recurring question of what freedom means in the political and the everyday world.

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Mr. Leahy, Why Not Go to the Supreme Court?

The German legal system offers a perfect way out of a great U.S. legal conundrum during Trump’s second impeachment trial.

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Why Was I Ever Born? Yemen — A Poem Article

While tens of thousands of Yemeni men, women and children are dying from starvation and disease, the world is shamelessly watching with deafening silence.

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Europe’s COVID 19 Response Put in Perspective

The EU tends to move more slowly — but it does get its act together.

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