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About 200 years ago, the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel said that reading the morning papers was like morning prayer for realists. But what do we do in the 21st century, as our reading habits shift? We still read in order to make sense of the world, but we now mix traditional media, mostly online, with some more personal options.

Szylog is my bilingual blog. Here you can find my articles for the Austrian weekly Falter, the German daily Tagesspiegel. You can catch up with interviews I gave in German speaking and British media. You will find links to events I take part in. There is also a page for my books. By curating the lecture series Philoxenia at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue in Vienna I try to provide insight with my guests into political developments in the UK, the Middle East, Russia and Continental Europe.