- October 20, 2010
Chancellor Angela Merkel says that multiculturalism has been an utter failure in Germany. And many would argue that parallel societies must be avoided at all costs. But is it really such a bad thing when immigrant groups prefer to be among themselves? more...
- September 09, 2010
Chancellor Merkel was on hand on Wednesday night to honor Muhammad caricaturist Kurt Westergaard for his contributions to free speech rights. Yet just a few short years ago, he was a pariah in the West for having offended Islam. What happened? more...
- August 13, 2010
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is openly gay and likes his partner to accompany him on foreign trips. However, he now says that he will travel alone to countries where homosexuality is an offense. He wants to promote tolerance, but not "imprudently." That's a disgrace. A Commentary by
Henryk M. Broder.
- August 12, 2010
Holocaust survivor Adam Kohn has become an unlikely YouTube star with a video in which he dances in Auschwitz to Gloria Gaynor's disco classic "I Will Survive." But not everybody finds the testimony to survival in good taste. more...
- May 28, 2010
Are Germans allowed to criticize Israel? Spiegel reporters Erich Follath and Henryk M. Broder debated this question in a recently published exchange of letters. The dialogue continues here in the first of two letters addressing the Middle East conflict. more...
- January 20, 2010
Four years ago, Kurt Westergaard triggered a bitter clash of cultures with his cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad. On New Year's Day, a young Muslim from Somalia tried to kill him with a knife and an ax. Despite having to live under constant protection, the Danish cartoonist refuses to give up. more... [ Comment ]
- January 04, 2010
The attack on illustrator Kurt Westergaard wasn't the first attempt to carry out a deadly fatwa. When Muslims tried to murder Salman Rushdie 20 years ago, the protests among intellectuals were loud. Today, though, Western writers and thinkers would rather take cover than defend basic rights. more...
- December 08, 2009
Germany's relationship with Israel has never been easy. How much criticism from Germany is allowed? And at what point does it become anti-Semitic? SPIEGEL reporters Erich Follath and Henryk M. Broder conducted a heated debate on this thorny German issue in the following exchange of e-mails. more...
- September 18, 2009
The non-profit organization Investors Against Genocide is trying to dissuade Americans from investing in companies that help fund the genocide in Darfur. But, as a recent shareholder meeting showed, not everyone wants to put principle before profit. more...
- September 03, 2009
In a new memoir Hamed Abdel-Samad, a German-Egyptian, documents a personal odyssey that began in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and ended with a job as an academic for an Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Munich. The scholar knows the Koran by heart and German beers, too. more...