• “Responding to Different Realities Is What Tribal Peoples Have Always Done in This Country.”
    Shoshana Wasserman
    “Responding to Different Realities Is What Tribal Peoples Have Always Done in This Country.”

    Shoshana Wasserman has worked all her life to increase native peoples’ visibility – the past 16 years alone by helping to make the First Americans Museum (FAM) in Oklahoma a reality. Yet, for many years,…

  • Whaling in Nebraska
    Whaling in Nebraska

    Or: How large should teams, companies and governments grow in order to function efficiently?

  • Language Barriers
    Language Barriers

    The maintenance of our greatest cultural achievement requires constant work on our skills. You have to decide which one it’s going to be: “Ick bin ein Berliner,” or rather, “Senk you for travelling viz Deutsche…

  • “Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”
    “Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”

    …and unfortunately, this also applies to the economic system the world largely adopted and is now relying on: capitalism. The world’s leading inequality scholar, Branko Milanović talks about global income disparities, resurgent ideologies and the…

  • Deutsche Thoroughness
    Deutsche Thoroughness

    As a German who chose to live in the United States for a while, the first thing you miss is not the good old Schwarzbrot – it’s the art of engineering.

  • “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”
    Jared Diamond, American historian and anthropologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and UCLA professor, playing piano in the living room of his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles; photo by Damon Casarez /Redux/laif
    “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”

    Jared Diamond, world-famous historian of societal crises and collapses, currently lives in self-imposed quarantine in California. When he’s not writing papers on the birds of New Guinea or playing Beethoven sonatas on the piano, he…