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Harari: preaching science with hope and love

in Literature/Society
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Yuval Noah Harari in Amsterdam, 24 April 2018. Photo by Olivier Middendorp, courtesy of the Yahav-Harari Group LTD

“In a world of religious believers, ethnic wars and racism, why would an author dethroning each of these beliefs become so popular? Why do believers in God, Marxism or the nation buy a book telling them their gods are nothing but chimeras?”

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Leipzig elects City Council and European Parliament

in Leipzig/Politics
Leipzig decides
Leipzig Town Hall Photo: Creative Commons

Get out the vote in Leipzig! We’re in the process of interviewing candidates, to publish answers in both German and English. German as well as EU citizens are eligible to vote in both elections, but must act quickly to register.

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African Connections: destination Congo

in Arts/Reviews/Society/What's on
Flag of Congo (DRC). Public domain photo
Flag of Congo (DRC). Public domain photo

“There is more to DRC than the poverty and war rhetoric that is dominant in ‘the West.’ And Leipzig offers us a beautiful lens into the land that gave us Lumumba.” @ Grassi Museum

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Venezuelans have rejected Maduro, even in Leipzig

in Opinion/Politics
Venezuelans protesting against Maduro. (Photo: Elsy Oviedo)
Venezuelans protesting against Maduro. (Photo: Elsy Oviedo)

The walls are closing in on Maduro from almost all sides. Perspective from a Leipzig-based Venezuelan political scientist.

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Putin’s Witnesses: an accomplice’s tale

in Movies/Opinion/Politics
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)

Focusing on the time from Yeltsin’s resignation to shortly after the 2000 presidential election, director Vitaly Mansky takes us behind the scenes of Putin’s rise to power – as he himself was behind the scenes as Putin’s then-PR guy.

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Racial terror and remembrance: beyond a single story

in Glocal/History/Politics
Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)
Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)

An American scholar in Leipzig asks: What can the US learn from Germany’s successful experience memorializing its atrocities? #NeverAgain

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