Austria’s millennial leader in waiting may surprise by embracing the far-right

By Yaël Ossowski  Last Saturday, in a muted and highly uncontested leadership election in Linz, Austria, 30-year-old Sebastian Kurz secured 98.7 percent of the vote to head the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) before October’s elections. Well-dressed and soft-spoken in a posh Viennese accent, the young Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration unveiled his platform and […]

Episode 13: Religion and Multiplying

This episode of the podcast focuses on religion, both its impact on society, and how it can be used to shape culture. We catch up on our travels in South Korea, Greece, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and try to figure out how to speak Asian languages. Shownotes: Serifos, Greece: http://blog.yael.ca/post/161233852864/in-megalo-livadi-on-the-greek-island-of-serifos Seoul Searching: https://youtu.be/wbyMahgNJgY North Korea: https://www.wsj.com/articles/otto-warmbier-american-detainee-released-by-north-korea-has-died-1497905282 […]

And On That Note podcast

Last week I was invited on Irish musician Shane Ó Fearghail’s podcast “And On That Note”. The theme was “America” – we talked about growing up in the U.S. and the various musical influences we were exposed to. We were also joined by Mark Long, an activist and musician from Georgia also living in Vienna.  It […]

What of Our Grand Experiment?

By Yaël Ossowski | Devolution Review The fate of Europe seems forever in flux. We need to rethink its foundations. Unbeknownst to millions of ordinary European citizens, they’ve participated in a grand experiment for the past two decades. It’s the modern version of an imperial territorial zone, customs union, and free travel zone—all rolled into […]

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