Daily Archives: August 11, 2019

Am Anfang war Napoleon

Die Zeit: Was sich jedenfalls über Deutschland sagen lässt, ist dies: “Am Anfang war Napoleon.” So beginnt der Historiker Thomas Nipperdey den ersten Band seiner Deutschen Geschichte. Denn wenn es auch die Französische Revolution gewesen sei, mit der “die Grundprinzipien der modernen … Continue reading

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Primacy of politics or of economics

A starting-point of analysis is to question whether the polarization into ‘primacy of politics’ or ‘primacy of economics’ does not amount to an extreme over­simplification of a complex structural interrelationship between the policies of the Nazi State and the interests … Continue reading

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The World’s Smartest Chimp Has Died

New York Times: The Premacks noted that one of the difficulties in teaching language to a caged subject is finding things to talk about.

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