A Traveller In America

     |    Wednesday April 4th, 2012

I ate breakfast this morning in a modest cafe near my hotel, chosen because the hotel gives you a free breakfast there. At the next table, four German women chatted away, and I was reminded of all the other Germans I’ve bumped into during the five weeks I’ve spent on the road in the U.S. 

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Privatisation and Criminal Justice: Dominique Strauss-Kahn

     |    Saturday May 21st, 2011

One detail of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case (see alsoearlier blog post) that is reported matter-of-factly actually sounded quite unusual and disturbing to me. As now commonly known, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was released from custody in the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York on bail of $ 1,000,000 (plus $ 5,000,000 in insurance guarantees) and is 

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