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Men

Some of the many

Jochen, Oliver, Bill - almost half of the human race is composed of men. They still set the tone for many issues, even though their facade started to crack a long time ago. Enough of a reason to look more closely. What facets characterize the other gender? With a woman's eyes, Johanna Adorján ...

The Freedom to Be Free

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by ...

Fortune’s Travelers

The Boysen family celebrates life
During a major celebration at Tide House - Inge Boysen is turning 80, while her granddaughter Inka is turning 18 - Fortune's Comet soars over the North Sea island. Inge, her children, and her grandchildren become Fortune's travellers. Enno is ...

Winter Guests

"The dizzying comings and goings in our family started with a death announcement and an unheralded storm. Full moon and high tide, snow and storm, brothers and sisters, lovers and unborn children were thrown together without forewarning. Overnight, our house was transformed into an Arctic ...


Summer in Sepia

a novel

In the wake of the unexpected death of a close friend, 45-year-old Thomas Bachmann feels compelled to re-examine his own life: his thriving psychotherapy practice, his marriage to Veronica and his relationship with his teenage children. When he meets the attractive, enigmatic Florentine, ...


1 Torstrasse

If buildings could talk… One century, two families, and a house in the heart of Berlin packed with history

Elsa, the daughter of a shop assistant, and Bernhard, a carpenter's son, were both born in 1929 - on the opening day of the Jonass department store at 1 Torstrasse. Their ...


Make Me Happy

Sometimes, Nora thinks that her mother Elaine will send her to an early grave. Just as she has made herself comfortable in her life with her boyfriend, Nora's excentric mother details her to a special assignment in New York, where Elaine runs some kind of dating agency. Nora is supposed ...


The Final Night of the Monarchy

How the Revolution and the Munich Soviet Republic Produced Adolf Hitler

The centennial of the Revolution: an extraordinary historical overview

On November 7, 1918, the House of Wittelsbach fell from power in Bavaria, followed in short succession by all of the other German royal houses. Prior to the founding of the Republic on November 9, Kurt Eisner ...


Your stupidity makes me puke

Think first, post later...

It's incredible but true-threats to the German way of life lie in wait around every corner. Feminists are trying to blag their way to the top on the positive discrimination ticket; irksome veggies occupying the moral high ground spoil your barbecue with their politically correct renunciation of ...


The Spark from Prague

How the courage to fight for liberty changed the course of history

A cry went through the crowd camped outside the German embassy in Prague when on the evening of September 30 th 1989 Hans-Dietrich Genscher appeared on the balcony and announced that an agreement had been reached on refugee travel to West Germany. Many thousands of East German ...


I love God (and a woman)

the account of an ex-priest

Anton Aschenbrenner was a Catholic priest and religious education teacher when he fell in love with a colleague. For many years they kept their relationship secret, but when Birgit fell pregnant he decided to come out into the open. He chose his wife and child over the Church, a step that ...


dtv-Atlas Politics

The dtv-Atlas series started in 1964 with its bestselling dtv-Atlas World History, and has been extended by a number of subjects ever since, ranging from natural sciences to music, from philosophy to health. dtv-Atlases are designed to be reference books useful for both experts and casual readers.

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