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The Soft American: John F. Kennedy on Sports

In Cold War on November 27, 2015 at 10:00

A rare find in a Parisian book store: Sport and Society. An Anthology, a work edited by Charles H. Page and John T. Tahamini and published in 1973. This collection contains 33 essays by scholars and journalists and also by a former US-President, John F. Kennedy. The latter’s essay is the focus of this post. Read the rest of this entry »

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Helmut Schmidt, 1918 – 2015

In History on November 11, 2015 at 10:00

Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F048646-0033, Dortmund, SPD-Parteitag, Helmut Schmidt

One of Germany’s best known politicians. One dares to say that he was the most charismatic German chancellor after 1945 only behind Willy Brandt and closely followed by Helmut Kohl, who only got that far because he had a golden opportunity. Helmut Schmidt, a pragmatic man had to lead his country from the age of the long boom into the era in which unemployment continuously rose and the gap between rich and poor ever more increased.

Walls

In Politics on November 9, 2015 at 07:30

The Fall of the Berlin Wall signaled a false dawn as we are in fact surrounded by walls, physically, mentally and electronically. Read the rest of this entry »

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