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October 19, 2018
Jason Lutes’s ‘Berlin’ Sets a New Standard for Graphic Novels
This expansive work follows a cast of characters caught up in the massive upheavals happening in Germany between the world wars.
October 8, 2018
Anarchy in the GDR
A Q&A with Tim Mohr.
September 19, 2018
Germany’s Faith-Based Sanctuary Activists Have Created a National Movement
But it’s under growing pressure from politicians waging war on the right to asylum.
Caitlin L. Chandler
September 7, 2018
Rioting in Germany Exposes the Growing Power of the Far Right
There is now a spirit of mutual accommodation among neo-Nazis, parts of mainstream political parties, and the police.
June 22, 2018
Merkeldämmerung: The Transatlantic Right Has Germany’s Chancellor in Its Sights
Angela Merkel’s hard-right opponents have a powerful ally in the Trump administration, which apparently sees itself as headquarters of a xenophobic, right-wing International.
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February 23, 2018
Daniel Joseph Martinez’s Blunt Statements
What does it mean for an American artist to make photographs using the image of the German revolutionary Ulrike Meinhof?
February 22, 2018
Christa Wolf’s Life Under Surveillance
In her diaries, the German novelist recorded a life of watching and being watched.
February 9, 2018
Can Germany’s Social Democrats Get Their Groove Back?
The turn to neoliberalism demoralized the party—and helped fuel the rise of the extreme right.
February 1, 2018
The Men Who Made the Third Reich
How Hitler and the Nazis came to power.
Richard J. Evans
December 7, 2017
The Once and Future Europe
Emmanuel Macron, France’s “start-up president,” wants to move fast, even if it means breaking things—and the unforeseen turmoil in German domestic politics may help him do just that.