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In Search of World Peace

A political concept

The world is completely out of joint and most of us haven't even noticed. However there are some people who are only too well aware of this predicament: terrorists and heads of state. They are taking advantage of the cracks in failing states for their own gain-and the number of failed and ...


Hitler Youth Franz Schall

The diaries of a young Nazi

The only existing document of its kind

Former Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth Movement) member Franz Albrecht Schall's early diaries show how he became caught up in the maelstrom of National Socialism as a young man. Rallies, parades, political lectures and publicity tours are ...

Rights sold: Japan, Turkey

dtv-Atlas Philosophy

With 115 charts in colour by Axel Weiß

Contents:

Eastern philosophy (Upanishades, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism) - Antiquity (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicure) - Patristic - Scholasticism - Arab philosophy - The Enlightenment (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Montesquieu) - Idealism (Kant, Fichte, ...
Rights sold: Bulgaria, PR China, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Latvia, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, Arabic language, Turkey

Constanze Mozart

"She had not married a genius. She had married a small, scrawny man who made her laugh… And he had loved her. People could say what they wanted about that."

Who was this Constanze, this "unsuitable girl" for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as posterity and her husband's family called her? ...
Rights sold: Japan

White Supremacy’s Long Farewell

An Enthusiastic Plea to Rethink the Old World

What does it mean to be German - to be European - in a period in which the world order is controlled less and less by the West and by a white minority? The challenges related to immigrant societies and the cultural shifts occurring around the world will result in one single outcome: Europe will ...

The New Iran

- between hope and despotism

An inside view of the most important power in the Middle East

The Islamic Republic stands for an authoritarian yet modern society grounded in technology and the military which has nevertheless managed to retain a unique Iranian culture. But Iranian society is rent by an ...


German-Jewish Children of Fortune

- A global history of my family

Michael Wolffsohn's paternal grandfather Karl was a leading light of the Berlin entertainment industry-but in 1939 he was forced into exile and immigrated to Palestine. Justus Saalheimer, Wolffsohn's maternal grandfather, was interned in Dachau in November 1938. Following his release in ...


Chancellor of Peace: Willy Brandt between War and Terror

1972 - 1973, with contributions by Thomas Brechenmacher, Lisa Wreschniok, and Till Rüger

The Middle Eastern politics of the Brandt era and their consequences
Even today, Willy Brandt's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize and the aura attached to his Ostpolitik cast a long shadow. His kneeling in Warsaw is legendary. However, the West German to the Middle East approach ...

The Faustian Pact

Goethe and the Goethe Society in the Third Reich

Goethe, co-opted

Goethe's life is so richly documented and his life so multi-faceted that he is easily co-opted by vastly different opinion leaders. For the Goethe Society - founded in 1885 in Weimar - even before the Machtergreifung in 1933, he was less of the enlightened humanist ...


1967 - Scenes from an Unforgettable Year

When women were banned from running marathons…

Keith Richards is busted for the first time and Che Guevara is shot dead. The Beatles release Sergeant Pepper and the "Colonel's Coup" takes place in Greece. In Germany they are working on emergency laws. Martin Luther King ...

Civil Courage

Civil courage is a virtue that enjoys high regard - yet it frequently has calamitous consequences. The appeal on the part of politicians, the police, society, teachers and pedagogues that we ought to demonstrate a higher degree of civil courage is tantamount to an incitement to risk life and ...


Crazy Russia

Putin, my family and other outsiders

Much ado on the Eastern front

"Do you feel German, Ukrainian, Russian or Jewish? Or maybe a bit of each?" Filipp Piatov is, as it were, a merge of all these cultures. His Russian father and Ukrainian mother left the Soviet Union as it fell apart around them and Piatov grew up in a ...


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