Category Archives: the politics of the everyday

Decision time

The German elections differ from the UK versions in many ways, one of them being the profusion of small posters which sprout from almost every lamp-post. Clearly height is a vital statistic as proximity to bored or satirically minded passers-by … Continue reading

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Freedom and/or happiness

On Monday 3rd October it was German Re-unification Day. I’d forgotten and popped to the post office and drugstore (chemists are Apotheke here, pharmacies) only to find them shut. After trying to understand a Romanian man explain why, in his … Continue reading

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