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In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Germans have been worried about the viral spread of fake news – and how it could play out in September’s Bundestag elections. more

Jun 1, 2017 1:15 PM Zeitgeist

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. more

May 24, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

What would it look like if the AfD won? Where will Trump’s America be in four years? Hungarians have an idea – and it’s not pretty. more

May 8, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

With Marine le Pen bolstered by gay voters in France and a surprise upset in the AfD naming an open lesbian as chief candidate, it seems now more than ever far-right parties have found a way to play with gays. Are Berlin's queers falling for it? more

Apr 25, 2017 3:20 PM Zeitgeist

On Sun, Apr 23, France goes to the polling booths, and many fear Marine le Pen and Front National's success. Who's voting for her in Berlin? Some seemingly cool, open-minded Frenchmen... including our writer's friend. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! Writer and director Falk Richter takes a retrospective look at "Fear", the 2015 play the AfD tried to censor, and talks artistic freedom It returns to the Schaubühne this Apr 22-23 and May 20-21. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM Stage

For Chantal Mouffe, it's high time for the political left to reclaim populism. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:00 PM Zeitgeist

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Bernd Stegemann

We asked academics and experts about the ride of German populism and what to do about it. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:30 PM , Zeitgeist

Two years after the height of the Pegida movement, who’s still demonstrating against the “Islamisation of Europe”? Ben Knight sets off to find out. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Political philosopher and author Joseph Vogl on how conservatives have been fostering xenophobia since decades before the AfD. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM People

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From Razem’s Facebook page, 2015: “Supposedly impossible! The French government adopted a bill that forces supermarkets to give out unsold food for free.”

In Warsaw and Berlin, Poland’s new alternative left party Razem is fighting their country’s ruling populism... digital-style. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

From the back rooms of cafés to old movie theatres and Neukölln WGs, the movement against America’s 45th president has tentacles everywhere. Cameron Cook spent a week immersed in the Berlin resistance. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM People

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Olaf Kosinsky, CC BY-SA 3.0

Anna* is a friendly, laid-back Berliner who speaks fluent English and works at an international start-up. Formerly a Die Linke voter, she recently confided she’d now rather vote for the AfD. Here’s why. more

Apr 3, 2017 11:00 AM People 1 Comments

You can feel it in the air... and we're not talking about spring. From Trump to Le Pen, Front National to Germany's own AfD, our April issue is all about that xenophobic, anti-establishment elephant in the room and what we can do about it. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM Features

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