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Felix Baum

FELIX BAUM lives and writes in Berlin.

A Communist Life

Along with the return of economic crisis and social struggles around the world, the term “communism”—supposedly discredited once and for all by the experience of Russia and its satellite states in the 20th century—seems to be enjoying a certain comeback in recent years.

Inside the "Muslim Factory": NEDJIB SIDI MOUSSA with Felix Baum

The Muslims produced by this social factory are not necessarily believers, they don’t necessarily practice Islam, go to the mosque, eat halal etc.—they are rather a kind of sub-nationality, similar to the Muslims in ex-Yugoslavia or those in Lebanon at the time of the French protectorate.

From Welcome to Farewell:
Germany, the refugee crisis and the global surplus proletariat

In the summer of 2015, almost overnight, Angela Merkel transmuted in international public perception from a brutal whip of austerity policies, relentlessly squeezing already impoverished populations in the crisis-ridden South of the European Union, to the last defender of the humanist values Europe likes to take pride in.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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