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Wise and focused leaders cannot give away forests!

Forests are the future and must be treated with the respect they deserve.

I saw a young boy driving a huge horse along a narrow path directing it whenever it tried to turn around. I asked myself, assuming it refuses; can't it kill this innocent boy? Later I realized that it was wisdom, not only power/force that is needed in most of our works and decisions. This kind of wisdom goes with courage and foresight (the ability to think ahead of time) because the future that we study and plan for begins today. It is better to make use of the passing now, for another moment it will become forever worthless, unstable thing. With this in mind, our leaders need to be wiser than other people even if they do not tell us, because...

Don't Blame Germany

Germany is right, Europe needs austerity
No one wants Austerity for the sake of Austerity

After attending an academic conference in 2011, I and my friend were on vacation in Miami, Florida....

Lost in a Bavarian Laundrette

I thought I had quite a good grasp of German. Until I moved to Munich, that is.
I had spent months diligently copying verbs tables, and listening to...

Spitz saves '72 and more

Being a child of the mid-sixties, most of my first real memories came to me in the early 1970s, with the exception of the first lunar landing (my...

Prawn sandwich brigade descends on Munich

Hospitality boxes will be doing a roaring trade. Photo wikimedia commons/Mike Rosenberg
The biggest game of the European club calendar is finally upon us with tickets for the clash at the Allianz Arena like gold-dust. The UEFA Champions...

Organ donation: to opt-in or opt-out

Timothy Potenz asks you whether you think Germans should have to register to become organ donors, or the other way around.

What Is The Situation?

Facebook, Twitter and Co.

The evening's debaters and host at Schwabing's TamS Theater
I love Fridays. I really do. Not for the reasons you might assume. It's media-related - my reason. I really enjoy the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)...

The week in review: 14.05-20.05 A thud, a whack, a strike and a blast

Not to be. Bayern loses a heart breaker, Americans would say keep playing
What a week it was. It started out with so much promise for the inhabitants of Munich and then it just went thud. Bastian Schweinsteiger's penalty...

Church, State and Media Empires Get Buzzed

Church, State and Traditional Media vs Social Media

Social media is finding its voice and redefining the pecking order in global power institutions.

Michael Comte, a columnist with TMT, recently made...

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