I allow myself to believe in a miracle or rather in the force of reason that urges Russia and the US to end the war in Ukraine. But for those who do not believe in political reason, let me add that elementary interests are at play. Vladimir Putin must have realized that he can no longer win his war against the „Ukrainian brothers“, because contrary to what he thought at the beginning, the Ukrainians have by now turned into Russia’s bitter enemies though once they were among its best friends. Will peace come to Ukraine during the G 20 summit in November?￼ weiterlesen
Warmongering – the Problem of Guilt
Up to now, there are few who dared to express an obvious suspicion, namely that the United States may have carried out the act of sabotage against the Northstream pipelines. Warmongering – the Problem of Guilt weiterlesen
Europe on Probation
The war was prepared long in advance. At the latest since 2005, when Vladimir Putin described the disintegration of the Soviet Union as the „greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century,“ he was anxious to reverse what he saw as a disastrous development. Europe on Probation weiterlesen
The fuse is fizzling. It will not get extinguished, even if the world survives the war in Ukraine and the threat to Taiwan
Nancy Pelosi did not have to visit Taiwan. By doing so, she has put the American president in a difficult position. The fuse is fizzling. It will not get extinguished, even if the world survives the war in Ukraine and the threat to Taiwan weiterlesen
Peter Michael Lingens – Why this juggling with facts?
To prevent any misunderstandings: I admire the former editor-in-chief of Austria’s “Profil” and current contributor to “Der Falter” for the lucidity of his style, his straightforwardness, his political intuition and, yes, for his sense of justice. Moreover, I hope not being inclined to quarrel over each dot on top of an ideological „i“ to the point of utter disagreement – a tendency so widespread among left-wing thinkers. Peter Michael Lingens – Why this juggling with facts? weiterlesen
Garry Kasparov – the honest dissident
Along with murdered dissident and former Russian deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov and Alexei Navalny, now presumably locked away for life, Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, is one of the most influential members of the Russian opposition against Vladimir Putin. Garry Kasparov – the honest dissident weiterlesen
Some rather aberrant reflections about schoolyards, wars, NATO, Russia, and China
Not only scientists, but all people are constantly searching for causes to explain the course of their own lives and that of the world in general. This need becomes particularly strong when death and life are at stake. War makes each of us an explorer of primary causes. Some rather aberrant reflections about schoolyards, wars, NATO, Russia, and China weiterlesen
Volodymyr Zelensky: The dismantling of a Hero￼
Public opinion – it is a bloodthirsty beast. It purrs and cajoles when a hero is born, it mercilessly rips him apart as soon as he stumbles or even begins to fall. The Ukrainian comedian was a nonexistent entity before he assumed his country’s presidency; he was a shining light to the West and beyond as he stood up to injustice on behalf of an invaded nation.Volodymyr Zelensky: The dismantling of a Hero￼ weiterlesen
Europe – Island of Pacifism?
This question is no longer discussed only behind closed doors. CDU politician and former environment minister Norbert Röttgen made the following statement in an interview with Der Spiegel:
SPIEGEL: You write in your book that for Europe it is a matter of „to be or not to be.“ A bit pathetic, isn’t it? Röttgen: No, it’s the naked truth. We have outsourced energy to Russia, the growth markets to China, security comes from the USA. At the same time, climate change and migration pose enormous challenges. Europe – Island of Pacifism? weiterlesen
Rights and Duties – Lessons from War
Between the two poles of rights and duties – the demands of the individual on society and, conversely, the demands of society on the individual – history has moved since human communities exist. Rights and Duties – Lessons from War weiterlesen
Peter Finke – Gero Jenner. A case of doppelgangerism?
This week I encountered an amazing book “Mut zum Gaiazän” (a possible translation of the German title would be “Let’s embrace the Gaiacene”). The book didn’t amaze me because I found its contents particularly new or exciting. Quite the opposite. It seemed familiar to me from the start because it deals with just about all the issues that have preoccupied myself over the past thirty years. The parallels between my own spiritual biography and that of Mr. Finke are unmistakable – but so are the enormous differences. Peter Finke – Gero Jenner. A case of doppelgangerism? weiterlesen
In times of crisis, appeasement pills are the order of the day. Never before were so many fairy tales published and so much soothing literature as during the thirteen years of the Thousand Year Reich. The ostrich, they say, likes to bury its head in the sand in the face of impending disaster, but this is much more true of man. So why did I have to send a book with the title „The Predictable Collapse of Techno-Civilization“ to two dozen publishers? I had to do so because I am absolutely sure that thinking people will be convinced by my thesis. Publishing Houses! weiterlesen