Miscellaneous Issues on Politics and Culture

Review Social Democracy

  • Now more than ever, people want to help shape their societyOne Republic, Two Kinds of Democracy

    By Christina Morina
    The rise of far-right populism and the democratic mobilization of the socio-political center – are outcomes of a German-German history of democracy, one shared in a dual sense. It began far earlier than 1990; in fact, it dates back to 1949 and even beyond. The two developments are better understood and categorized more intelligently in political terms if one takes fuller account of – indeed even begins to conceptualize – this divided democratic history of the longue durée. » Read
  • Cultural divides as a political challenge Take Heart, SPD!

    By Richard Meng
  • The Beginning of the End for the Hard, Tough Guy Revolution in Gender Roles

    By Lena Papasabbas
    Masculinity has become a target of critique. At least since the ongoing #MeToo movement got underway, the concept of »toxic masculinity« has become firmly embedded in our vocabulary. Discarding old images of masculinity has the potential to empower men, too. Transformation is not easy, but there is hope for the future. The most powerful leverage that these pioneers of new masculinity have is the role they play as fathers of the next generation. Fathers who are emotionally accessible, communicative, and caring will raise a new generation of men (and women). . » Read
  • Rethinking the connection between artificial intelligence and scienceIs the Child Devouring its Parents?

    By Katharina Litz, Lina Seitzl
    Concern is rising, particularly in scientific, creative, and artistic circles, that human labor power might become redundant or even be replaced entirely. But at the same time the technology behind AI is the outcome of innovative scientific procedures. So how should the relationship between AI and science be conceived? Will the »parents« soon fall victim to their own »child«? » Read
  • How our political system should handle the right wing A Line in the Dust or a Handshake?

    By Julia Reuschenbach
    Many people consider the rise of right-wing extremism within the party to be less and less problematic.  They regard the AfD as a party like any other despite its drift toward extremism. Such research results make clear that two parallel trends have been taking place. On one hand, the party has been radicalized from within – a tendency apparent in the classification of several state-level parties as »definitely right-wing extremist«; on the other hand, the party has been »normalized« for the general public. What has to be done. » Read

NG/FH in English

Here we publish in English selected articles from the German-language monthly journal Neue Gesellschaft|Frankfurter Hefte.

We choose issues that are especially well-suited to illuminate international – and especially European – debates.

In this way we hope to stimulate dialogue across national boundaries within the democratic left.

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