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My skeptical take on closing the famous Dahlem museums in Berlin. NYR Daily unpaywalled here . 
Mar 1, 2016
It will be my honor to host Timothy Garton Ash for a talk May 20 at Beijing's famous bookstore,…
May 15, 2015
Amid the celebrations surrounding the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, my less rosy…
Nov 8, 2014
Twenty-five years ago this coming Sunday the Berlin Wall fell, the most dramatic in a series of…
Nov 5, 2014
Germany is filled with memorials to the Holocaust, but for my money the most unsettling is the one…
Jun 15, 2013
I'm a passionate tea drinker but normally prefer Chinese greens.  In this article for the New York…
Feb 23, 2013
I actually enjoy the Olympics a lot and have spent a fair amount of time in front of the TV over…
Aug 10, 2012
One of China's best-known journalists, Chang Ping, is in quasi-exile in Germany.  In this interview…
Jan 27, 2012
The current issue of Middle Eastern Quarterly has  this essay  by me on how Europe's Islamists…
Oct 9, 2011
I believe this interview in the New York Review is the first interview with Chinese author…
Aug 16, 2011
The German edition of A Mosque in Munich is out. Coming soon will be a German page on this site but…
Jan 24, 2011
I guess we can debate why it took nearly a decade, but here's my take,  fwiw :
Aug 10, 2010