Victor Grossman

The German state elections – Who won, who lost?

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Although readers in the USA and elsewhere are watching voting results there with bated breath, it is worth taking a look at Germany’s elections on March 1

A Wonderful Parade Against TTIP

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It was a day to remember, a date for the record books!  It marked a surprising development in German politics!  And who said Germans don't like protest marches or demonstrations?  Th

Humpty Dumpty and the Fall of Berlin’s Wall

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 “Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall.”

Troubled Europeans

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Angela Merkel’s face usually displays a rather plain, friendly, almost benign expression, matching her simple, benign words.

Good News from Germany (Finally)

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Once in a while there's good news from Europe -- yes, even from here in Germany.  And because Germany is so central in Europe and so strong, even minor good news from this country can be impor

Germany: Yet Another Vote for War in Afghanistan, Amidst Guttenberg Scandals

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The German man of the hour is Baron Karl-Theodor von und zu Guttenberg.  Actually he has eight other given names, which modesty prohibits him from using, but the title shows that his family tr

Unquiet on the Western Front

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On December 5th one or two hundred people left a movie theatre in Berlin, mostly silent and deeply moved though the film they had seen was first released in 1930.  This American-made epic had

Wanted: A Coordinated, Militant Fight-back, in Germany and across Europe

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Once again the time has come in Germany for bells to ring, fireworks to explode, politicians to declaim, and media to drench us with joyful, endless reminders of events of twenty years ago and the

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