Marilyn Monroe on Projection

The truth is I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them and […]

Why Blog? ‘You just might want to say hello’

The late Nora Ephron writing on HuffPost in 2006: [G]etting heard outside the world of blogs occasionally requires that you have something to say. And one of the most delicious things about the profoundly parasitical world of blogs is that you don’t have to have anything much to say. Or you just have to have […]

Yale History Professor Puts the ‘Alt-Right’ in Historical Perspective

Yale history professor Timothy Snyder writing in The New York Times: When the supporters of the alt-right chant that “Jews will not replace us,” they recapitulate the Nazi idea of a world Jewry that stifles the master race and must therefore be removed from the planet. When they shout “Blood and soil,” they repeat a Nazi slogan […]

A Defiant Octogenarian Survivor of the Holocaust

George Soros, an 88-year old Holocaust survivor, commenting on a wave of nationalist sentiment challenging the freedom and liberty he’s long promoted: I’m proud of my enemies. When I look at the enemies I have all over the world, I must be doing something right. George Soros launched his philanthropic work in South Africa in […]

Ines Pohl: ‘Germany’s historical obligation continues’

DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl: Germany is responsible for the murder of at least 6 million Jews. It is responsible for the death and suffering of millions more people across the European continent and beyond. This part of Germany’s history will never be over, must never be forgotten and must live on through [Holocaust] remembrance days […]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27

It would be a dangerous error to think of the Holocaust as simply the result of the insanity of a group of criminal Nazis. On the contrary, the Holocaust was the culmination of millennia of hatred, scapegoating and discrimination targeting the Jews, what we now call anti-Semitism. UN Secretary-General António Guterres January 27 is designated […]

Soros: AI Poses Dangers to Liberty

George Soros speaking at Davos 2019 called “attention to the mortal danger facing open societies from the instruments of control that machine learning and artificial intelligence can put in the hands of repressive regimes.” Soros asked: How can open societies be protected if these new [facial recognition] technologies give authoritarian regimes a built-in advantage? That’s […]

Thirty Writers: ‘Fight for the idea of Europe or see it perish’

Thirty prominent writers, led by Bernard-Henri Lévy, signed and published in the French newspaper Libération, a pro-European manifesto warning that “Europe is in peril” from “the populist forces washing over the continent.” The collective urge readers “to carry once more the torch of a Europe that, despite its mistakes, its lapses, and its occasional acts of cowardice, remains […]

Roger Cohen: “Why I Am a European Patriot”

Roger Cohen writing in The New York Times: I am a European patriot because I have lived in Germany and seen how the idea of Europe provided salvation to postwar Germans; because I have lived in Italy and seen how the European Union anchored the country in the West when the communist temptation was strong; […]