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When One Religious Extremism Unmasks Another

Johan van der Walt The resort to states of emergency in response to Islamic extremism reveals Europe’s own Ordo-Liberal extremism. Philosopher and legal theorist Professor Johan van der Walt argues that this form of governance, based on fundamentalist market moralism,…

Sascha Engel on "Germany", Asset Class Contagion, and Contagious Stability"

Sascha Engel on “Germany”, Asset Class Contagion, and Contagious Stability”

This paper reverses the order in which the Eurozone crisis is usually examined. Rather than a crisis of sovereign debt, caused by profligate peripheral governments and rectified by virtuous thrifty Germans, Latvians and Finns, I argue that the origin of…

Nanovo: From the Cosy Dens of Another Time

‘Who could possibly want such things?”    Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Tallis’ latest piece for Torn Curtain looks at communist era domestic design and the politics of material memory in the Czech Republic. Focusing on the Nanovo furniture company, which rescues and restores…