Musical Healing (Heilung) for European Culture?

This article was first published in the monthly magazine The Present Age Vol. 4 No. 6 Sept 2018 The events in the eastern German city of Chemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt during the Communist era) in late August this year, the brutal murder and assaults, the angry reaction of the citizens, the paranoid, exaggerated response of the mainstream media and the cynical attempts of political parties and...
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‘Narratives’: 1914-2018: The War on Russia, Germany and ‘Hate’

This article was first published in New View magazine #89 Oct.-Dec. 2018 On 5 September the British government revealed, on the basis of what it called “exhaustive CCTV analysis”, the identities of the two men it claimed had arrived in Britain on 2 March and had been responsible for deliberate nerve agent poisonings in and near the city of Salisbury. It said that these men were Russian agents...
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Warum der Engländer Lord Stanhope?

  Vortrag bei der Kaspar Hauser Festspiele, Ansbach, Deutschland, 4.8.2018     Ich möchte Eckart Böhmer danken, mir die Gelegenheit zu geben, nochmals hier bei den Kaspar Hauser Festspielen zu diesem Thema zu sprechen, das nicht nur für unser Verständnis der Vergangenheit so wichtig ist, sondern auch für die Zukunft Europas.„Warum der Engländer Stanhope?“ Diese Frage kann...
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Kaspar Hauser, Hegel und der Westen

Ein Vortrag von Terry Boardman : Kaspar Hauser Festspiele, Ansbach (DE) 7 Aug. 2016 Liebe Anwesende, ich bin sehr froh, hier bei den Festspielen wieder zu sein, und ich danke Herrn Eckart Boehmer herzlich für die Einladung. Ich muss jedoch, wie schon bei früheren Gelegenheiten, mit einer Bitte um Verzeihung beginnen, indem ich meinen Vortrag leider vorlesen muß, weil meine Fähigkeit, in der...
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‘A’ Customs Union? ‘The’ Customs Union? British EU Delusions

  This article was first published in The Present Age magazine Vol. 3 No. 12, March 2018   When I was teaching English in Japan many years ago, one of the many difficulties my students had with the English language was the difference between ‘a’ and ‘the’, which language teachers and linguists call the indefinite and definite article respectively. It was not surprising that the...
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