Jugend in Riga
And guess what: The Reverend Al Sharpton, prominent civil rights activist, is descended from a slave owned by relatives of the late senator and one-time segregationist Strom Thurmond. More about this historical irony here.
They don’t write about us all that often, but this week The Economist has a long article about Sweden and our ”growing worries about Russia fuel a love-in with Norway”.
There is nothing left to be said about the Oscars: I am glad Scorsese and Gore won, “The life of others” is great, but Babel could have won something more.
If you are in doubt: a pan-European movement exists, and it is called the Party of European Socialists (PES). Latest campaign, about shutting the gender pay gap, here.
And the most difficult article I have ever been involved in writing can be read here.