In the political sphere, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is considered to be one of the most talented, sophisticated and most respected politicians in the history of statesmanship. His peers are other greats at the pinnacle of politics, such as Winston Churchill, Otto von Bismarck, Genghis Khan, Julius Cesar, Marcus Aurelius and Mansa Musa, only to name … Continue reading The Atatürk Paradox
The Turks are one of the oldest civilisations that have survived to this day. It is also one of the bigger civilisations in human history, having ruled over three continent for hundreds of years, during the times of the Ottoman Empire. At times, the Turkish rule was bloody and ruthless, but for a long time … Continue reading How Islam Destroyed Turkey
In societies, in which people are increasingly distancing themselves from the lower tiers of the needs according to Maslow, we can observe that people increasingly move questions about their personality and themselves as beings into the focus of their cognitive world. Surely, material wants are still dominant factors, but thoughts about identity and self-perception become … Continue reading How much You is in You?
Mounting Problems In an attempt to make sense of developments of our species, we commonly separate certain periods by categorising them under an umbrella term, such as Bronze Age, Middle Ages, Renaissance and so on. It is safe to say that with the rise of computation and the emergence of the internet, we have already … Continue reading Are You Ready for the Age of Information?
Introduction On 22nd July 2011, Europe was put on hold after experiencing one of its most deadly acts of terrorism in history. This act was committed by Anders Behring Breivik, who first detonated a car bomb in the Government District in Oslo, Norway, before killing 69 members of the youth wing of the Labour Party … Continue reading What Drove Him?
Das europäische Projekt, wie die Europäische Union (EU) auch genannt wird, läuft nun seit mehreren Jahrzehnten. Angefangen hat alles als 6-Länder-Pakt, um die deutsche Kohle- und Stahlindustrie in der Nachkriegszeit zu kontrollieren. Diese Industriezweige sind nämlich die Standbeine der Rüstungsindustrie eines Landes. Nach zwei Weltkriegen, war die Angst um den Frieden zu groß und man … Continue reading Undankbar zur EU
Ever since its early days, mankind seeks to find the purpose of existence. Not only do we want to know why we exist as a species, but also why we exist individually. Why am I? Just as there are millions of answers to this question, there are also none at the same time, depending on … Continue reading What Makes a Person Special?
Another year has ended and, as always, this occasion is not only used to reflect on the past 365 days, but also to rearrange expectations, set goals and gather new motivation and inspirations. Such a moment of reflexion is very useful from an individual perspective and the year change offers us a representative moment to … Continue reading A Political Outlook For 2021
Who would have thought, 50 years ago, that there would no longer be a Cold War, that technology would advance so fast and that we would be living in such an interconnected world that added so much to the empowerment of the people? Probably, only a few could have imagined the extent of change that … Continue reading Corona v Panama
Introduction In October 2020, France was put on hold after a French history teacher, was beheaded near a school in Paris. A mere two weeks prior, two journalists were stabbed outside the former Charlie Hebdo offices, a media outlet known for their satirical cartoons. These offices were the stage for an earlier attack in 2015, … Continue reading To Die a False Martyr
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