: Behind both Islamic State and right-wing groupings, exactly the same mechanisms function as the driving force, points out the German author and journalist Carolin Emke. In her book, she draws up the great perspectives.
Gary Shapiro / Bruno Latour: Nietzsche's Earth: Great Politics, Great Events / Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime
: Where Nietzsche 150 years ago advocated a high-flying and prophetic geophilosophy, Latour continues with a both poetic and down-to-earth polemic about climate agreements and the overall state of the planet.
David Thomson: The Returned. They Left to Wage Jihad, Now They Are Back
: Hundreds of European young people have traveled to take part in the war in Syria – some have since returned. In the book The Returned, the French journalist David Thomsons claims that many of these take jihad home again and try to explain to us how and why.
: George Orwell's 1984 is still relevant, but "Big Brother" is an outdated and misleading metaphor for today's surveillance, according to author David Lyon. He claims "Big Data" is a more up-to-date linguistic picture.
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