Everyone Knows About Karl Marx, But What About Friedrich Engels?

Backgrounding Marx is hard to do, especially when 2018 is the 200th anniversary of his birth and a huge number of global events are focusing on the great man. This is his usual “leader of the orchestra” position, with his life-long friend, constant benefactor and sometime co-author Engels in his usual role as second fiddle….

Germany’s Heated Asylum Debate Has Dark Parallels To Events 30 Years Ago

It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany would be able to handle the growing influx of asylum seekers, but her decision provoked a storm…

Huge Roman Library Discovered in Germany

A huge second century Roman library has been discovered during construction work in the city of Cologne, the earliest library ever found in Germany. Researchers believe that the library may have once held up to 20,000 scrolls. First discovered in 2017 in the area surrounding Cologne’s famous cathedral, a team from the Roman-Germanic Museum of…