Germany’s declining middle class

Even though Marx’s well-acknowledged truth that capitalism creates two classes is over 160 years old, class remains a much debated issue. Marx’s idea is relatively straightforward. In capitalism, there are two classes: firstly, there are workers or proletariat. Workers...

The Nazi language of German anti-vaxxers

In Germany, conspiracy myths linked to the Coronavirus pandemic are spreading particularly well in the former East-Germany state of Saxony. Not by accident, Saxony remains a stronghold of Germany’s Neo-Nazi party, the Alternative for Germany or AfD....

Germany’s new neo-Nazis: the Reichsbürger

Only a few weeks ago, a Reichsbürger in Germany shot a police officer with a crossbow during a house’s search in a remote town called Linden, in the north of Hessen. The Reichsbürger is accused of attempted manslaughter...

Merkel, German men & motor cars

In September 2021, outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel took herself off to Germany’s International Motor Show celebrating Germany’s lasted achievements in cars. Almost since its invention, the automobile has been a weapon, as well as...