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At the top of Hitler's wish list

BUILT NORWAY: Nazi Germany's plans for Norway were extensive. We were to become part of the Great Germanic Empire. In the years 1940–1945, large parts of Norway were a construction site.

Revolution in a social and political vacuum

EGYPT 10 YEARS AFTER: Walter Armbrust has written about the time after the first eighteen days of the revolution: If one considers the revolution on Tahrir Square in Cairo as a rite of passage, there are several good reasons why it went wrong.

Religious notions

SUNNI AND SJIA: The religious contradictions between the two main directions of Islam are not so great. But in conflicts between countries and groups, they are used for everything they are worth.

What is freedom without governance?

paternalism: Sunstein advocates active social manipulation to help us make smarter choices. In the book On Freedom, he questions whether free choice actually promotes human welfare.

Spear tactics and the camouflage of rights

POWER ABUSE: Human rights and justice in general are a positive value that can end in cynical manipulation. New book perspective the concept.

Steinhardt grasped the geology

GEOLOGY: Everyone can and should learn more about geology, says Marcia Bjornerud. However, her well-intentioned attempts to bring the subject's insights to life are on the rise.

The misunderstood revolution

IRAN: Solidly argued status of Iranian state 40 years after the fall of the Shah.

Forced accuracy

In the midst of this downturn, three economists believe they have found the explanations for when austerity policies work. However, they are cleverly ignoring the question of who it works for.

Future without utopia?

Rees strives as much as the rest of us to separate science from science fiction. He declares himself a technological optimist and political pessimist, but the role of technology becomes difficult to understand without a credible vision of a better world.

The big thinker is pulled out of the mole bag

A new biography of the Arab 1300 number historian Ibn Khaldun has recently been published. Is he now getting his renaissance?

A thought-provoking and certainly probable explanation for the subsequent developments in the Arab world

Secularists and Islamists played on the same team before the powerless and vain President Nasser sowed animosity and strife, the new book claims.

25 years after the Oslo Agreement

Ever after getting in port, the Camp David agreement in 1978 has later made it difficult to meet the Palestinians' desire for an independent state, writes historian Seth Anziska in a new book.

Coercion, murder and prosperity

Documents from Saddam Hussein's archives show a completely different Iraq than the usual story tells.

The rage of democracy 

Among other things, a new book examines how democratic institutions have supported undemocratic practices such as slavery, discrimination and exclusion.

California Dreaming?

In his new book, Professor David Vogel describes how the state has managed in a number of areas to implement its own regulations to support economic and cultural development and growth.

Israel's neurotic state

14. May this year marks the 70 anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Israel. Historian Michael Brenner takes a closer look at the complex and, in part, contradictory basis of its existence.

bomb engineers

New research sheds light on why some seemingly well-functioning engineers end up as radical Islamists.

When democracy stretches

Reforms can bring "hegemonic shocks" and create "democratic over-effort." Many states therefore fall back into their pre-democratic state sooner or later.

Heretical philosophy-fun

New cartoon gives good portrayals of some of the wisest minds of early modernity.

The possibilities and impossibilities of globalization

Globalization smooths the differences between rich and poor worldwide, but increases inequality in individual countries.