Charles B. B. Blankart (Humboldt): An Economic Theory of Switzerland. Robert A. Kahn (St. Thomas): The Acquittal of Geert Wilders and Dutch Political Culture. Vincenzo Memoli (Milan): Government, Scandals and Political Support in Italy. The first chapter from The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy by Maurizio Viroli. Secrets of Sardinia: Life, death and rebirth amongst the mysterious Nuragic peoples of ancient Sardinia. As the continent’s governments drift to the center-right, Denmark is a liberal holdout — on paper, at least. Is it over for Catholic Ireland? The deteriorating relationship between the Vatican and the Irish state is good news for the Republic. White melancholia: Tobias Hubinette and Catrin Lundstrom on mourning the loss of "Good old Sweden". Sangre: Menorca may not be known for producing great thinkers, but that overlooks Albert Camus's Balearic blood. The first chapter from The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power by Richard F. Kuisel. Europe's Facebook Fascists: Populist parties are sweeping the continent and Facebook — it's time we took them seriously. Legacy of denial: It's time to stop pretending — Freya Klier on the radical right in East Germany. A review of Burned Bridge: How the East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain by Edith Sheffer. Now defunct by just over two decades, the border between the two Germanys already seems like a surreal relic from a much more distant past. Is Europe a mess because Germans work hard and Greeks are lazy? Alexander the Great or a warrior on a horse: Lookalike statue reignites debate with Greece over Macedonian name as Skopje locals dismiss works as nationalistic kitsch.

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