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Friday, December 15, 2017

Dardis McNamee

Dardis McNamee is the Publisher and Editor at Large of METROPOLE Vienna in English.
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The Nostalgia Trap: How There has Never Been Just one ‘old Vienna’

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Opinion | What Happens When we Forget the Reasons for the EU?

The exuberance of the early 2000s has given way to mistrust, but catastrophe can be avoided if we keep a close eye on the past In 2007, Australian literary critic Clive James published an extraordinary...
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The Empress & the Wine: Slovakia

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Austrians know its nearby capital of Bratislava as the favorite of Empress Maria Theresia, where she...

Opinion | Europe’s Identity Under Crisis: Is Populism the Answer?

The anguish over protectionism misses a deeper message about European identity The news about Europe these days is discouraging: headlines, books and essays all tell a common story: “The Rebirth of Populism”; “How Far is Europe Swinging to...
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Opinion | What’s to Come of the Neighborhood Beisl?

The closing of the beloved Café Industrie on the Margaretengürtel in May made headlines in Vienna A family Lokal handed down from mother to daughter into the 3rd generation, the café ran headlong into a...
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Opinion | To Sunday or not to Sunday

Retail stores in Austria still stay closed on Sundays, but the benefits outweigh the inconveniences So Richard Lugner is at it again. This summer, for the third time, the shopping center magnate has gone to...
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Opinion | How the Solar Eclipse Shows how Tiny we Really are

“It’s difficult to make predictions,” the great Danish physicist Niels Bohr liked to say, “especially about the future” – a proverb that captured quite elegantly the gap between what is real and what we can prove....
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Books | In Black Vienna Janek Wassermann Shows the Radical Right’s Interwar Takeover of...

Janek Wasserman takes a closer look at conservative discontent in Red Vienna during the interwar period It is the victors who write the history, Winston Churchill once said. In his case, of course, he wrote...

Opinion | The Controversial Heumarkt Project Endangers Vienna’s UNESCO World Heritage Status and Skyline

Vienna has traded their skyline to improve the Wiener Eislaufverein and other public spaces in the area. But at what cost? In this proud old city, the prospect of tearing down a familiar landmark for a high gloss...