Luke Harding: Shadow state. Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West RUSSIA: It is a type of crime that has merged with political misrule to a level where democracies are threatened in their foundations.
Omri Boehm: Israel – a utopia? ISRAEL: The German-Israeli author Omri Boehm has a past in Israeli secret services. He wants us to put the Nakba – the violent expulsion of around 700 Palestinians – on a par with the Holocaust.
Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg: The silent conquest. How China is undermining Western democracies and reorganizing the world CHINA: It is known that China under Xi Jinping has developed in an autocratic direction. The authors show how the effect has spread in the rest of the world.
Dagmar von Gerstorff: Julia Mann. The mother of Heinrich and Thomas Mann AUTHOR'S MOTHER: Talented Julia Mann defended the children against an irreconcilable father and husband and supported the author sons Thomas and Heinrich all their lives. Her daughters, on the other hand, committed suicide.
Peter Michalzik: Vegetarier, Künstler und Visionäre suchen nach dem Neuen Paradies INNOVATORS: The anarchist collective project Monte Verità was a groundbreaking, vibrant center with inspiration for ideas that are heard even today.
Isabel Wilkerson: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent RANK: In India it is the surname, in the USA it is the skin color which determines whether one is at the top or bottom of the caste system's ladder
Klaus Brinkbäumer and Stephan Lamby: In delusion. The American disaster TRUMPISM: How do democracies die? Often with the help of elected leaders. This was the case in Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine and Poland, as well as in several South American countries. And in the United States?
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