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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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Live Aid, celebrity and humanitarian performance

The week after Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they would set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the causes of ‘advancing human potential’ and ‘promoting equality’, is as … Continue reading

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Blackmailed – How Solidarity Drowned in a Sea of Ice Buckets

In the last few weeks there was no escape from pictures showing friends and strangers from all wakes of life dumping buckets of ice-cold water on their heads. What on the surface is being marketed as a fun activity for … Continue reading

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