Zeichen der Zeit 2018-2019

3.10.2019 Mike Bloomberg: Xi Ji Ping ist nicht ein Diktator

5.8.2019: Kaschmir, Aufhebung Sonderstatus, Kollektivhaft

Mai 2019 "Io sono Salvini" - Salvinis Nähe zum Neofaschismus

Oktober 2018: China legalisiert Umerziehungslager für Uiguren

19.7.2018 Knesset verabschiedet Nationalstaatengesetz

27.2.2018 Masha Gessen über Putin, Russland und Trump


Achtung: Der Link "Read the Story" führt zu einer Phishing-Umfrage (Stand 7.6.2020; gemeldet). Dito auch andere Links auf den New Yorker

2018/2017, Timothy Snyder: The Road to Freedom, On Tyranny

The past is another country, the old saying goes. The same might be said of the future. But which country? For Europeans and Americans today, the answer is Russia.
Today's Russia is an oligarchy propped up by illusions and repression. But it also represents the fulfilment of tendencies already present in the West. And if Moscow's drive to dissolve Western states and values succeeds, this could become our reality too.
In this visionary work of contemporary history, Timothy Snyder shows how Russia works within the West to destroy the West; by supporting the far right in Europe, invading Ukraine in 2014, and waging a cyberwar during the 2016 presidential campaign and the EU referendum. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the creation of Donald Trump, an American failure deployed as a Russian weapon.

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

Timothy Snyder, 2017
Prof. of History Yale University,
Fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna




August 2017 Beginn der (erneuten) Flucht der Rohyingas aus Myanmar

Es handelt sich hier um eine recht willkürliche Auswahl. So vieles fehlt - Erdogan und die Türkei, die Ermordung Kashoggis, Saudi-Arabien und Jemen, Russlands (et allii?) Einmischung in die US-Wahlen und den Brexit usw. usf.


Bettina Zürcher, 13.4.2020