Liam Hoare

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A freelance writer on politics and literature based in Vienna. He is the Europe editor for Moment and a frequent contributor to Slate, The Forward and Tablet.
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Anything Can Happen l Vienna’s New Wave of Political Theater

The return of the Thursday demonstrations to Vienna’s streets last October heralded a reawakening of Austrian protest culture. Between climate change strikes and marches against racism, the capital ha...

The Ironies of History

In Éric Vuillard’s award-winning historical novel The Order of the Day, an absurd and tragic encounter seals Austria’s fate   The hour grows late and Austria’s dictatorial Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg arrives at the Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s mountaintop retreat high above Berchtesgaden. It is February 12, 1938, and in a month’s time, German troops will […]
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“You’re a young Guy” – Kurz meets Trump

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz described his meeting with United States president Donald Trump Wednesday as “very disputatious” in an interview with ORF’s Armin Wolf. Kurz flew to Washington D....

Culture Books | November

Anna Seghers’ Morality Play Available in English for the first time, The Seventh Cross addresses the damage and deep divisions of ordinary life under the Nazis Seven political prisoners escape fro...

Culture Books | November

To Vienna, with Love In Kevin Wignall’s new thriller, Vienna takes the spotlight and steals the show With a name like To Die in Vienna, Kevin Wignall’s new novel might give the impression of b...

Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment When the doors to Turnhalle im brick5 open on weekends, a brunch of earthly delights aw...

Book Review | Saving the White Stallions by Mark Felton

How the US Army helped preserve the famed Lipizzaners in the final days of WWII Weeks from the end of the Second World War, a rogue unit of the American Army slipped across the lines into the Sudet...

After Europe | Ivan Krastev’s Doomsday Prognosis for the EU

In After Europe, Ivan Krastev argues that the refugee crisis is Europe’s gravest threat Europe is in crisis and Ivan Krastev is worried. As at the end of the Habsburg dyna...
Asperger

Edith Sheffer’s ‘Asperger’s Children’ Reveals ‘The...

Edith Sheffer updates the record on the famed Austrian physician to chilling effect As a pioneer of autistic psychopathy, Hans Asperger has a benevolent image as a “champion of neuro-diversity,” ...
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