Israel, Politics

Ariel Sharon photographed in 2005 shortly before his stroke. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Sharon’s Turn

Almost all of the obituaries on Ariel Sharon, use the controversiality cliché and fall into the conceptual trap of a political and ethical turn ascribed to almost all renowned Israeli politicians. However, Sharon had a controversiality of a “bulldozer” a nickname that much better describes his legacy.

12/01/2014 ×

Europe, Politics

"Braucht Europa Europäer?" Eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Europäische Öffentlichkeit

Braucht Europa Europäer? Eine Podiumsdiskussion im Goethe Institut Prag

Am 19. November 2013 nahm ich mit Josef Zieleniec (New York University, Prague), Bernd Ulrich (Die Zeit) und Radko Hokovský (Leiter des Think-Tanks European Values, Prag) an einer Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema europäische Öffentlichkeiten teil.

12/12/2013 ×

Europe, Politics

Illustration by Alfredo Martirena Hernandez

German elections from the perspective of a European student

Angela Merkel’s landslide victory in the recent German elections puts her, despite the glaring success, in an ambiguous situation. Germany matters, not only because it has to provide us students with a steady supply of Faber-Castell pencils and Stabilo markers. It has the power to shape the future of the continent.

15/11/2013 ×


Dardenne Brothers ask the European Parliament for help

Dardenne Brothers ask the European Parliament for help

Dardennes and other renown film directors expressed their concern about the change in European Commission policies regarding the support of film production in Europe and request the support of the European Parliament.

05/11/2013 ×

Europe, Politics

(c) BZ Berlin

Zweimal Peer Unser, dreimal Ave Merkel

Der Begriff „Vision“ ist aus dem politischen Vokabular verschwunden. Stattdessen sind Nüchternheit und Pragmatismus gefragt. Das ist fatal, denn eine Politik fernab von technokratischem Ordnungszwang kann es so nicht geben.

28/09/2013 ×


Redistributing the sublime: Rancière’s critique of Lyotard’s aesthetics

Redistributing the sublime: Rancière’s critique of Lyotard’s aesthetics

Jacques Rancière’s theoretically fruitful amalgamation of aesthetics and politics distinguishes between three regimes of identification of what is called art in the Western tradition. The aesthetic regime of art and the authentic politics both have a potential to transcend the given distribution of the sensible: either by creating new forms […]

17/06/2013 ×