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Logexit – leave Logic – do Brexit

Modern Logic is a complicated issue. But even the old-fashioned Aristotelian Logic is not very popular. I fear any referendum on keeping Logic as a super-rule for all thinking would lead to Logexit, leaving logic for ideologic beliefs. There is...

Brexit means Brexit – Theresa May has spoken

See also: After the Brexit-Referendum (Conference July 2016) Brexit means Brexit – Theresa May has spoken No longer Theresa May Be: her message was clear. Brexit means not leaving half way but going out of all structures linked to the EU....

After the Brexit-Referendum

Georg Boomgaarden: After the Brexit-Referendum Translation from the original German text Conference in the International Club in the Auswärtiges Amt (German Foreign Office) July 19, 2016 What has happened ? The Referendum on June 23, 2016 resulted in 52% of...

The future of the EU – a risky path

There were the usual pundits and gurus telling us that if Brexit were happening other EU-countries would follow to leave and the EU would come to its more or less deserved end. While this may be overdone and wishful thinking...

BREXIT – the game is over

Rub your eyes – the world has changed. BREXIT happened – the game around it is over. I attended the speech of Prime Minister David Cameron at Bloomberg in London when he announced on January 23th, 2013 that he would...

1975 An evening with Willy Brandt

On Wednesday 10th of September, 1975 (SPD chairman and former Chancellor) Willy Brandt came to see our group of 17 Foreign Service trainees. I wrote down a report on that meeting some days later: start of notes —————— Brandt made...

The United Kingdom has voted

(look for the text in German) Pollsters should be ashamed. Never before their predictions were so far from reality. The British electoral system is complicated. The more parties are competing, the more the „first-past-the-post“ system distorts the will of the...