Yearly Archives: 2020

Restructuring the World after Corona

New Deal Needed The world has been affected by a pandemic with terrible consequences. Millions of people have fallen ill, about 400,000 have died and many of the survivors have a long way back to normal life after the illness. There is increasing unemployment, companies in bankruptcy and gigantic economic losses for individuals, companies and society. And for all of us everyday life has become sad and one-handed without normal human contacts. Few of us have experienced anything like it, none of us want it to ever happen again. One…

Death from Wuhan

A few years ago, I wanted to prove to myself that I could still comprehend German, so I bought Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice” as an e-book. I had to struggle to get through the book. In the beginning, only philosophical thoughts and reflections expressed in a most complicated language with all verbs at the end of the sentence, while nothing really happened. But I had decided to read the book, and I did. What I remember best is the mood, a mood I have now experienced in reality. The…