KCK – klatsch, cliché, kitsch

KLATSCH Klatsch is a German term, though occasionally used in English. And when I first saw the headline Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas? I admittedly clicked on it in a longing for some klatsch, gossip — distraction from the expected, though still worrying news, presenting Trump’s shocking speech of acceptance. Looking … Continua a leggere


Congratulations Mr Trump …. , while living in interesting times, it is a good occasion to remember “Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.” These are the first words, at beginning of the synopsis of the film V for … Continua a leggere

“Interesting times” we may say …

“Interesting times” we may say … … and we may say that “probably every generation, every era was in its own terms an interesting time” … but in any case we, at least not all of us can dance it away: “Frankly speaking I am a bit afraid” “Ich weiss nicht, wie es weither geht” … Continua a leggere

Value of People

The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people. (Milan Kundera) It is great meeting them at least occasionally …, and feeling to be allowed to be a human being in this sense … It is like a good piece of music, coming … Continua a leggere

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!

Thanks Conny!! SOLIDAR Weekly Round Up 15-07-2016 Editorial by Conny Reuter, SOLIDAR Secretary General Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité! 15 July 2016 Yesterday, 14th July, Bastille Day commemorates the French Revolution. Its three principles engraved on every town hall and every public school in France have again been under attack, this time in Nice. What more symbolic … Continua a leggere

Missed opportunity – or Io e Caterina

Topics in the headlines change – though in some cases it is only about names and institutions. ‘Migration’ for quite a while the dominant topic had been surpassed by BREXIT, pushing the GREXIT to a somewhat historical stage, though they apparently catch up again with T May-gie – may be Theresa May, the potential Iron-Lady … Continua a leggere

End of Teaching, Examinations…

Well, it i the time where we should look back, critical and allowing some self-doubt …. Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent. (Keynes) Never Let Schooling Interfere With Your Education (not clear if it was Twain)

More to be done

Please find a reminder – there is still a possibility to prepare your participation by announcing your input – and the is in any case the opportunity to join our debates, more important then ever. 22nd Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe from 15-17 September 2016, organised by the EuroMemo Group and jointly hosted with … Continua a leggere

Stop Austerity

One of the many answers needed on BREXIT – “it is not about Britain and the Brits”, anyway. Stop Austerity! The outbreak of the crisis in 2007 led to many states having to take out emergency loans in order to save banks. Money was tight and interests were increasing. Therefore, some EU countries had to … Continua a leggere

Die Letze Reise/Last Journey

Hans Jürgen Krysmanski, …. … hat mit seiner Umwälzungswissenschaft unseren Blick auf Imperien, auf ihre Kriege, auf Richistan und ihre Geschichte verändert – neugierig, spöttisch, lachend, skurril, charmant, klug, tückisch, gebildet, nachdenklich und auf alle Fälle in Schwarz, meistens mit Rundgläserbrille und manchmal als Irrläufer, in Cowboystiefeln, der durch alle Praxen, Theorien und Imaginationen zappte … Continua a leggere