50. Someone please tell me what Hollande is doing…

A book based on about 100 hours of interviews with François Hollande was published by two Le Monde journalists, Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme. The title “A President Shouldn’t Say That…” practically tells all. I do not know what Hollande’s intention with this book was. To improve his image, or to enter the presidential campaign? Instead, he just gave his Read More …

37. Charlie Hebdo: a clash of civilizations?

In this moment, many Europeans think that Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis was right – especially those who react to the Charlie Hebdo murders the most emotionally. Are they right? Or is it a self-fulfilling prophecy? This is a serious issue we have to debate, openly, honestly, publicly. Muslims, Christians, Atheists… Of course, not everybody refers explicitly to Huntington’s work, but Read More …