Eugene Quinn’s irreverent campaign to reimagine Vienna, and break down hidebound rules of trade If you stare at something long enough, it can start to give you ideas – at least that’s what happened to Eugene Quinn coming out of his front door on Karmelitermarkt every morning to gaze on the preposterous, new-age rainbow facade […]
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farming
To keep women on the land, things will have to change. One of the most successful programs in the history of ­Austrian television is a quirky dating show called Bauer sucht Frau (Farmer Seeks Wife), created in 2005 by Austria’s private televisio...
populism
A collective sigh of relief across Europe: With Norbert Hofer and Geert Wilders defeated at the polls, right-wing, anti-European populism appears to be in retreat – at least for now. There’s even talk of a reverse “Trump effect”: After seeing the ...
Over the past seven years, from Ukraine to Greece, Europe has been in perpetual crisis mode. Now, it is a migration crisis. But to respond effectively, Europe must move beyond crisis mode to understand both what it is facing and what it wants to achi...
After the dramatic results of Super Tuesday, the Republican party establishment is waking up to the fact that its front-runner is a man many of them consider dangerous and few took seriously – and who very likely may win the party’s nomination for president. Many in the party (including its previous presidential nominee, Mitt Romney) […]
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kern
The dangerous dance with Kern, Kurz and Strache The image alone must have sent a shiver through the souls of decent chardonnay socialists, to see their chieftain consorting with the Klassenfeind (archenemy). Yet in July 2016 Christian Kern, fres...
U.S. needs to shoulder a bigger share of the burden, expert says at Vienna panel discussion on refugee policy Refugee experts speaking Sunday during a panel discussion at the Burgtheater in Vienna may not have directly addressed the political context, but the big gains made by Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) in three […]
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