Colette Hartwich-Soreau, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Colette Hartwich-Soreau

The Wall That Never Really Fell

by Colette Hartwich – Soreau When the Berlin Wall collapsed, I told my German husband, who, understandably, was enthusiastic, that a time would come when Germans, on both sides of the Wall, would realize it was an illusion and many, on each side of the “Mauer”, would start rebuilding it. Alas, In the German city…

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Go West, Germany!

by Colette Hartwich Being placed by both history and geography in a position between East and West, Germany has been, especially after reunification with the ex-socialist twin, hesitating between East and West. The rapid decline of the US as a world power, both politically and economically, a decline symbolized and worsened by President Trump, has,…

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Claude Monet in Paris

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, in all the press of conflict, we forget what we’re fighting for—specifically, in a Trumpian age of vulgarity and greed, we defend what is beautiful, graceful, and wise. In the following essay, our Central European correspondent, Colette Hartwich, reminds us of that by directing us to a recent exhibition of the works…

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Back To Politics

The West should start noticing and encouraging grassroots[1]-democracy in Ukraine: The Kyiv City Council, ruling over 3 million inhabitants has adopted exceptionally protective measures for real estate transactions, like forbidding beneficial ownership. They went as far as starting to fully inform their citizens on plenary meetings by televising their plenary meetings live. Town Hall property…

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Street Smart in Berlin

Revolution Now After the Paris student’s revolution of ’68, Berlin, especially since the fall of the Berlin Wall, has become the capital of millennial protest and laid-back culture. It has attracted many non-Germans because of that special “anything goes” spirit, and because for a long period of time it was dirt-cheap to live here relatively…

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Following the Ukraine Week in Berlin

By Colette Hartwich-Soreau     Editor’s Note: This week we welcome a new writer to our site, Colette Hartwich – Soreau is a French citizen of Ukrainian origin who is currently a resident of Berlin. She has graciously agreed to give us her thoughts on the positive site of Ukraine, which is so often given…

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