Political humor thrives much better under authoritarian governments or in exceptional situations than in democracies under normal circumstances.
Read some facts, anecdotes and very personal views about the author’s favorite neighboring country Denmark.
I haven’t been able to return to Hungary since 1987, but I keep in mind some occurrences that just won’t happen again.
The Treaty of Trianon, which Budapest was forced to sign 100 years ago, marked the end of historical Hungary.
Horrible events took place at the end of World War II in Prague.
The atrocities committed by the Independent State of Croatia during World War II are quite well-known, but what happened immediately after it collapsed in 1945 remains mostly in the dark.
Due to the current virus pandemic, this year’s WW II Victory Parade in Moscow had to be postponed. The special meaning of this historical event remains unchanged, though.
There’s hardly any controversy about Germany’s unconditional surrender in May 1945 anymore, but that’s mostly due to a very selective view of history.
Using taxpayer’s money, Germany’s public television keeps broadcasting excruciating political propaganda.
Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the father of modern Singapore.
This is a translated and updated version of an obituary authored by me, published in the German weekly Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung on the 4th of April 2015.