Monthly Archives: January 2016

Compassion-capitalists and cynical humanism: a new play unmasks compassion as a feeling in danger of ending at the Mediterranean Sea

Their names are programmatic: ‘Convoy of Hope’, ‘Heal Africa’, or, as in this play, ‘Teachers in Conflict’. Ursina Lardi plays one of the latter in Milo Rau’s new play Compassion. The History of the machine Gun (Mitleid. Die Geschichte des … Continue reading

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Against the ‘Sexmob’ and ‘Rape Culture’: In Defence of the Enlightenment

Let’s be clear, what is commonly referred to as the Cologne sex attacks was something that should not have happened – at New Year’s Eve, outside Cologne railway station, groups of young men assaulted women and girls of all ages … Continue reading

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