Germany United States

Our problem is called USA – Nachdenkseiten

This text was originally published on Nachdenkseiten. It is not yet 100 percent certain that the USA is behind the sabotage of the two Baltic Sea pipelines. But the evidence and the interests speak for it. Our colleague Jens Berger explained this conclusively here two days ago: ““The attacks on Nord Stream and the elephant […]

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Europe United States

Will Europe break with the United States?

I received a great questions from a German reader who also happens to be a journalist. He asked, “What would be a way and what would be the practical implications if Europe in general and Germany in particular were to break with the US in order to find a European peace and economic framework including […]

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Europe

Is a global war on the way?

This article is based on a story published in the Polish weekly newspaper Mysl Polska. The Russian mobilization announced on Wednesday means the end of the “strange war” in Ukraine and its transformation into a full-scale conflict. In the context of the referenda planned for the next few days and the annexation of part of […]

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Culture

The myth about Ukrainian democracy

Intellectuals pride themselves immensely for supposedly being people (generally the only people) who can with unfailing ability distinguish what is true from what is not true; of course only what is true matters. The intellectuals are intellectuals because they can tell myth from reality. Yet, as experience suggests, there is hardly anyone in the world […]

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Books

The 10 best books about the East and the West

Here a very subjective list of most interesting books on the East and the West that you can easily find today. For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their Enemies, by Prof. Robert Irwin: A story of Oriental studies The Silk Roads, by Prof. Peter Frankopan, “a new history of the world”, like the subtitle […]

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Germany

Germany acts as a vassal of the USA in the Ukraine war

For the vast majority of German politicians and journalists, the war in Ukraine began on February 24, 2022. With this view, which ignores the complete history of the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany cannot make any contribution to peace. The sentence is attributed to the poet Aeschylus: In war, truth is the first casualty. […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

Does the West really care about Afghanistan?

Its been a year since the US left Afghanistan. On the anniversary of that very event Western media outlets eagerly describe how the country is rapidly descending into chaos and how now Afghanistan is on the verge of turning into the biggest humanitarian crisis of 2022. Hospitals run out of medication and the country slowly […]

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Culture

Закат западной философии?

Чтобы понять конечное предназначение (Bestimmtheit) философии— не как университетской дисциплины, а как антропологической установки, как способа бытия в мире —, прежде чем спрашивать себя о ее судьбе (Geschick), нам, безусловно, следует обратиться к происхождению самой философии. Философия, как написал знаменитый итальянский философ Эмануэле Северино, «рождается великой», то есть содержит в своем восходе и рассвете весь […]

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Europe Opinion United States

Forget the tears. The West is happy that Russia has attacked Ukraine

At first it may seem of course a terrible thing even to just entertain such a thought. Yet there are a lot of elements to suggests that Europe and the United States may not entirely be disinterested in the prolongation of the Ukrainian crisis, since February taken to a new level by the open confrontation […]

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Culture

Ist die westliche Philosophie zum Untergang bestimmt?

You can read this text in English here. Um die letzte Bestimmung (auch „Bestimmtheit“) der Philosophie zu verstehen, bevor wir uns fragen, ob die Philosophie noch eine Ziel, ein Geschick haben kann – nicht als Universitätsdisziplin, sondern als anthropologische Haltung, als Weise des In-der-Welt-Seins –, müssen wir uns zunächst ihrem Ursprung zuwenden. Die Philosophie, schrieb […]

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Culture

Is Western philosophy destined for decline?

To understand the ultimate destination (what some German philosophers have called Bestimmtheit) of philosophy, before asking ourselves about its having or not having – not as a university discipline, but as an anthropological posture, as a way of being in the world – still a Destiny (Geschick), we must certainly first of all turn to […]

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General

Security Policy and the Western Demonization of Russia and its Citizens – NachDenkSeiten

This article originally appeared on NachDenkSeiten.de Unfortunately, how the war in Ukraine is to be ended and how peace and a stable security structure are to be designed afterwards is still not on the agenda of the warring parties and, above all, not on the current agenda of the western states that support Ukraine. How […]

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China Geopolitics United States

THE GREAT CONFLICT FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD

This article was originally published on L’Antidiplomatico. The associated forms of human life that we can call “society” if seen from the inside, or “states”, if from the outside, have always had three kinds of exchanges between them: short, medium and long term. Although the rhetoric of globalization gave a superficial impression that distances and […]

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The slandering of pacifism and the woke war in Ukraine

Discrediting the appeasers, those who seem to want to add an unnecessary element of complexity in the reading of the events in Ukraine, is not a new thing, something that has emerged only since the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Appeasers” have been attacked at least since 2014, after the Maidan revolution and the passage […]

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Popular Ukrainian journalist Anatoly Shariy briefly arrested in Spain

Ukrainian journalist Anatoly Shariy has been arrested in his home in Spain yesterday. An international arrest warrant had been issued by the Ukranian Security Services or SBU. One would look for this news in Western mainstream media in vain though. After the arrest, Mr Shariy was taken to the National Court, Spain’s top criminal court, […]

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Geopolitics

The Concert of Harmonious and Independent Nations: An alternative history

In 2024, after Donald Trump’s re-election, the US parliament initiated a procedure to dispute the election result. Trump clearly posed too serious a threat to democracy for his unexpected re-election to be recognized. Two weeks after the election, the Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump’s victory was illegitimate and declared Michelle Obama President. As eight […]

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Russia pulled the trigger: was she forced to? – part II

part I The Donbass conflict While the West supported the violent and unconstitutional overthrow of the democratically elected Yanukovich government, any uprisings in the very East of the country that had voted for the disposed Yanukovich would not be tolerated. The government that had come to power on the streets of Kiev very quickly resorted […]

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Geopolitics Politics

Russia may have pulled the trigger, but was she forced to? – part I

A realist’s view on the Russo-Ukrainian war – part I The current conflict in Ukraine is often defined in the West as Putin’s war. The journalists and representatives of the state who find their mouthpieces among the corporate and state-run media go into long diatribes analysing the psychology of Putin, citing isolation due to Covid, […]

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China

“The US has escalated the tension between Russia and Ukraine”, says China

The ins-and-outs of the unfolding Ukraine issue are crystal clear. The moves of the US-led NATO have escalated the tension between Russia and Ukraine to the breaking point. The US, instead of taking real actions to ease the situation, has been incessantly adding fuel to the flame, heightening the conflict, forcing other countries to pick […]

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Germany Politics

“But we live in a democracy!” – Nachdenkseiten

This article was originally published on Nachdenkseiten. That’s one of the standard phrases of Western self-portrayal. And anyone who denies that our political way of life really meets the necessary criteria of democracy is looked at with big eyes. The opportunity for political change would be such a criterion. Anyone who consciously experienced the first […]

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