18 October 2011

How Germany’s Pirates might sink the mainstream

The recent electoral success for the Pirate Party highlights the inability of the major parties to inspire voters.

30 June 2011

The trouble with the Women’s World Cup

The sanitisation of football in the name of feminine values is bad news for women's football. And for society.

24 March 2011

The globalisation of German angst

Never mind the people in Japan — for fearful Germans, every natural disaster is now ‘all about us’.

7 October 2009

No end in sight for Bundestagnation

Angela Merkel’s victory puts an end to the inertia of the Grand Coalition, but German politics still lacks dynamism.

31 July 2007

Let Le Tour competitors take drugs

As the Tour de France ends in druggy chaos, a German journalist says it's time to relax the rules on performance-enhancing substances.

4 July 2007

Achtung: if you’re fat, you’re anti-social

The German government’s new anti-obesity campaign seems designed to turn people’s weight into a measure of their moral integrity.

18 May 2007

Nul points for the West

An Eastern bloc of crappy music? The co-editor of German magazine Novo investigates the 'Cold War' over the Eurovision Song Contest.

20 April 2007

Paul Wolfowitz and the politics of corruption

A co-editor of the German magazine Novo says our obsession with scandal is corrupting political debate.

16 June 2006

Achtung! Kick politics and morality out of football

A Frankfurt-based journalist and football fan tackles the German government for trying to reinvent the nation around the World Cup.