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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Austria's true challenge of the ongoing refugee crisis lies not in handling the immediate influx, but in making sure those who stay, stay with a purpose.Nothing has made a deeper impression on the Austrian public over the past year...
A Russian expat investigates the local clichés and assumptions about her mega-rich countrymenTo tell the truth, I find no joy at all in telling people I’m Russian these days. After various changes in international politics (which I’m sure you...
Edith Tudor-Hart photographed poverty, society and children in Vienna and the U.K. and also helped launch Britain’s most notorious ring of spies for the Soviet Union22 December 1942. A memo crossed the desk of the Soviet Secret Service, the NKVD: “Recently,...
As the Habsburg Empire entered the final year of the Great War, the future seemed wide open. A turbulent century followed.On a pleasant summer’s day in July of 1977, several dozen people gathered in the Cemetery of St. George, in Geneva, for the unveiling...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them“So it’s Spaghetti alla Bolognese as the first course, then Wiener Schnitzel – and then I'll prepare some Kaiserschmarrn to have...
Austria’s path from the heart of an empire to a resilient republic was a stony one. It’s the story of a country finding its identity.The Great War had begun with banners flying, with proud young soldiers in crisp uniforms marching off to heroism and the...
Whether you avoid your countrymen or seek out their company, everyone needs something to remind them of home. For Mexicans, it’s the Day of the DeadFancy coming to a massive party? It’ll be chock-full of music, dancing, inappropriate jokes...
For American citizens overseas, doing your civic duty is easier than you think: Cast an absentee ballot!The impact of absentee voting was made abundantly clear in at least one national election. One party’s candidate held a slim lead after...
Two young Austrians, one living in Brazil, with an occasional trip home, the other just back in Vienna, after extended stays in Prague, Strasbourg, Paris and northern Italy, talk about Austria – because there are things about the country that you only...
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