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Why is there no socialism in the USA?

in History/Politics by
USA President Donald Trump.

The question has haunted scholars, socialists and socialist scholars for one and a half centuries. So we also give it a try (or eight).

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Reformation: true story or creation myth?

in History by
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)

As we rejoice over not having to go to work and put on our Halloween costumes, we’re also asked to remember a little something a famous local guy named Martin Luther did 500 years ago. But what we’re commemorating may not have taken place quite as promoted over the past centuries.

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Distillery goes silver, but never grey

in DJ/History/My Leipzig by

A look at Distillery’s humble beginnings and its future with Martin Driemel.

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Legends of the fall: DOK festival turns 60

in History/Movies by
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.

Unannounced screenings after midnight? Films smuggled over the border in a suitcase? Hotel rooms bugged by the Stasi? Legends about the Leipzig film festival abound.

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Orbán’s falsification of history in Budapest

in Culture / Entertainment/History/Politics by
The falsification of history in Orban's Hungary. (Photo: public domain)

A spectacular city such as Budapest should be free of this kind of detrimental political controversy.

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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

in History/Movies/Reviews by
Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)

“I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience.”

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