European Eye

“The Humboldt Forum is a spectacular idea. But it will take the right intellectual architect to pull it off. We will have to trust Neil MacGregor”

“The sudden rise of Pegida suggests Germany hasn’t found a way to digest the idea of immigration.”

“Just how much Germany has changed is nowhere more visible than in the eyes of its most reluctant ally, Britain”

‘With readership in decline, the German press faces not only a dire economic challenge but an identity crisis’

‘From time to time, it can be productive to think freely about government across party lines’

‘Maybe the British stance is not born out of an insular stubbornness-it may, on the contrary, re-invigorate the European idea itself’

The case of the art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt provides illuminating insights into the German character

Can Adolf Hitler ever really be a figure of fun?

That elusive sense of a homeland, Heimat, Mounk found only when he was free not to feel Jewish

 It was a calm, cold day when Barack Obama invited François Hollande to Monticello, Virginia, the grand mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, supporter of the French Revolution and early US envoy to France. “Monticello reflects Jefferson’s affection for the people of France, the long-standing relations between our two democracies, and the shared values we hold dear: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the White House memo explained.