Tag: germany

The heroes fighting online hate speech

By Christian Nielsen Donald Trump’s latest impeachment throws a spotlight on the politics of grievance, the role of social media and the dangers of hate speech spilling over into real life. Fortunately, the pushback has started. Thursday 18 February 2021…

The mediocrity of evil

Many of the leaders held up as representing the epitome of evil were extraordinarily and spectacularly untalented, incapable and incompetent. With this mediocrity of evil, it is almost a wonder that they managed to rise to the top at all.…

Memory lanes: The smell of childhood and lemons in Cologne

By Christian Nielsen Rows and rows of the now iconic 4711 bottles arranged in the display window of Cologne’s famous ‘House of Fragrances’ were a trip down memory lane for Christian Nielsen. Monday 24 June 2019 Winter mornings, the smell…