Maximilian Georg

Originally from the Cologne area, Max is a historian by training and profession. On LeipGlo, he occasionally writes about history, politics and music.

German journalists on Trumpocalypse

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How did the German press immediately react to Trump's win?

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Still the New World: a German discovers “America”

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"I left each place with fascination – and bewilderment."

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Why football succeeds and handball doesn’t

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"The reduction of the midfield in handball to something like a racetrack between the goals makes the game resemble a monotonous pendulum."

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In memoriam: a guide to Bud Spencer films

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Perhaps Spencer's biggest fans don’t live in Italy, or in the U.S., where most of his films are set - but in Germany.

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A look back at the Leipzig Katholikentag

"Wasn’t it a good thing after all?"

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The butchering of Shakespeare’s “Dream”

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Max pleads with Leipzig's Schauspiel to leave Shakespeare and other famous playwrights alone and instead market their modern plays, dramatically different from classical versions, in another way.

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