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Lexit: Leipziger group seeks EU exit

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It’s an unprecedented joint effort in town, uniting people who don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues.

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Reclaiming one’s German heritage

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On a personal level, I can now feel the profound healing of knowing and owning my identity, as well as not having any divisions of our homeland coming in between the sides of my family.

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Handwerk, neoliberalism and the disappearing cure to alienation

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The left, which should have taken them seriously, has blamed their dissatisfaction with the political system on low levels of education and unjustified fears of globalisation, adding insult to injury.

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St. Patrick’s: beyond the green boozy party

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If St. Patrick’s Day is about celebrating Irish culture, and Irish culture is drinking, then we are doing a pretty good job. Saint Patrick, however, may be turning in his grave.

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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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Keep calm and look up the Queen on Wikipedia

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The Queen’s portrait in the backstage area of Moritzbastei, Leipzig. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Everything you wanted to know about the Queen of England, the world’s oldest historical people, and politicians’ candy drawers but were afraid to ask.

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