Author: Allison Meakem

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Nursing the German Economy

In Pflaumheim, a small German village about a marathon’s distance from Frankfurt, revealing that one “has a Polin,” or “Polish woman,” has become tantamount to announcing one’s own slow demise. As in many rural areas in Germany, Pflaumhei...

Nursing the German Economy

In Pflaumheim, a small German village about a marathon’s distance from Frankfurt, revealing that one “has a Polin,” or “Polish woman,” has become tantamount to announcing one’s own slow demise. As in many rural areas in Germany, Pflaumhei...

Erdogan’s Paradox

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seems to have a knack for the unprecedented, a desire to chart his own path and challenge previously established norms, formalities, and laws. Well before his current swath of controversy — when the words...

Erdogan’s Paradox

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seems to have a knack for the unprecedented, a desire to chart his own path and challenge previously established norms, formalities, and laws. Well before his current swath of controversy — when the words...

Get Smart

In this day and age, the word “hacking” – whether it be uttered in hushed tones, echoed along with “Russians” and “election,” referred to as a software bug harming your laptop, or simply brought up by your computer science friends descr...

Get Smart

In this day and age, the word “hacking” – whether it be uttered in hushed tones, echoed along with “Russians” and “election,” referred to as a software bug harming your laptop, or simply brought up by your computer science friends descr...

Populism and the Pill

In recent months, “populism” has become an international buzzword as the de-facto explanation for unanticipated political events. Used triumphantly or with resentment, the term is now thrown around with such frequency that its meaning — much l...

Populism and the Pill

In recent months, “populism” has become an international buzzword as the de-facto explanation for unanticipated political events. Used triumphantly or with resentment, the term is now thrown around with such frequency that its meaning — much l...