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The art of keeping the people down

Günter Frankenberg: Authoritarianism. Constitutional theoretical perspectives

THE AUTHORITY: Authoritarian leaders only follow the Constitution as long as they profit from it.

Creativity, openness, style consciousness, entrepreneurial spirit, empathy and cosmopolitanism

Andreas Reckwitz: The End of Illusions. Politics, Economics and Culture in the Late Modern

THE MIDDLE CLASS: Relevant in these corona times is whether Reckwitz's analysis opens up for a restructuring of the economy back to a "real economy" – from the cultural capitalism where the goods promise consumers symbolic, narrative, aesthetic and ethical experiences.

The 68 generation according to German history writing

Heinz Bude / Alexander Sedlmaier / Christina von Hodenberg: Adorno for Ruinschildren: A History of 1968 / Consumption and Violence: Radical Protest in the Federal Republic / The Other Eighties: Social History of a Revolt

: Three newly published books about the sixty-eight provide partly surprising and new perspectives. All are written by scientists who do not even belong to this mythical generation.

Peter the Great's abdication?

Peter Handke: The Obstdiebin

: An award-winning provocateur – accused of being co-responsible for the atrocities during the Bosnian war – may have written his latest work.

Politics in the Age of the Godless

Peter Sloterdijk: In the same boat. About hyperpolitics / Nach Gott

: What do we have left in the unfaithful society – where man will not obey any higher power, but even be this power?