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Extremism & soul-searching at DOK Leipzig

in Movies/Politics/Society
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)

“I was surprised at how close to home Exit hit for me emotionally, although I do not have a violent past, and do not (at least not yet) count violent extremists among people I know.” #DOK Leipzig

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Media and myopia in the French elections

in Opinion/Politics
How have international media been spinning the results of the first round of French elections? https://leipglo.com
How have international media been spinning the results of the first round of French elections? https://leipglo.com

Your news reading companion ahead of the French presidential run-off on 7 May.

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Orbán and Le Pen: breaking the EU’s cordon sanitaire?

in Politics/Society

Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts.

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Holocaust memorial off-limits to AfD leader

in Opinion/Politics
Björn Höcke at open house in Thüringer Landtag, 13 Juni 2015. By © Vincent Eisfeld / vincent-eisfeld.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.
Björn Höcke at open house in Thüringer Landtag, 13 Juni 2015. By © Vincent Eisfeld / vincent-eisfeld.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Either he is a hypocrite who likes to make controversial statements for fun and not for action, or Höcke intended to carry out some form of twisted protest at the very site of historical horror and regret.

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Divisive Nationalism in today’s world

in Opinion/Politics

Is the unraveling of democracy near? Is there a globalized racism epidemic? Or are people’s fears and prejudices of a different nature?

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America’s Pegida

in Glocal/Opinion/Politics
President-elect Donald Trump in 2011. Photo: Gage Skidmore, flickr
President-elect Donald Trump in 2011. Photo: Gage Skidmore, flickr

“In America, Donald Trump has climbed to the top of the early polls for the Republican nomination. And in Germany a sizeable but still minority portion of the population has xenophobic or racist tendencies. The question is if the Pegida or the Trump strategies have long-term staying power or if their impact is only temporary or sporadic.”

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