As I am sure you have noticed, the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship kicked off last Friday. The tournament runs until Sunday, 10 July and
the winners will be England. (Why does everyone in Germany laugh when I
There are things in this world that are very difficult to understand —
impossible even for normal mortals. Black holes and the creation of the
universe are among them. The continuing success of Donald Trump
This past weekend, I travelled to Mainz to join language experts from
around Europe in discussing current developments in language learning. We ended upgazing into the future and debating the merits of robots.
In a few weeks' time, on a Thursday in June, an event relating to Europe
will take place that will have far-reaching consequences for many
people in the United Kingdom. The outcome is almost impossible to predict.
Recently, I did something that was definitely legal, although it
felt seriously strange. And the people who saw me do it looked at me as
though I were a criminal. So what did I do? I just asked for a banknote in a local bank branch.
The UK is going to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. And I have been reading some information that the British government sent to every household. Its message is an old one
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Those were the words
of former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inauguration speech
on 4 March 1933. And in many ways, they are still true today.
How do you know when a politician is talking nonsense? Simple: his (or
her) lips are moving. You may think that is a tadharsh, but in the case of Wolfgang Schäuble's recent comments, it most definitely isn't.