Category: Sociology

So many words and phrases

A look back at the past year We thank our colleague Michel Decker for sharing this article, which first appeared in Kulturissimo in December 2021. He, too, has not failed to notice the great change we are currently witnessing in the use of our language. The year 2021 was...

THE PRINCIPLE OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Author: Pierre Welter Although we in Europe objectively live in the “freest” time, it sometimes feels as if a large part of our lives is not sustained by “freedom”. Is freedom, in the final analysis, just an empty phrase? And what about “self-responsibility”? Only in freedom does self-responsibility take...

Science and conspiracies

Expressis-Verbis would like to thank Mr. Michel Decker for making available his article published in the magazine Kulturissimo/Tageblatt in November 2021. Question marks A German writer shares her memories of her childhood in primary school. She had problems with a clergyman who lived in a world of answers, while...

Pandemic scientism

First, the Expressis-Verbis team would like to thank Prof. Dr. Esfeld as well as the editorial team of the information platform Novo-Argumente for the uncomplicated and pleasant cooperation. Novo considers, analyses and comments on current affairs and the important issues of our time from a consistently humanistic perspective. As...

Der Kult

Warum tun gute Menschen Böses? Weshalb werden so viele zu fügsamen Dienern des Unrechts? Und warum rebellieren sie nicht, wenn man ihnen die Freiheit nimmt? Antworten auf diese Fragen erhalten wir, wenn wir erkennen: Es geht tatsächlich ein Virus um — ein verheerendes Virus des Geistes. Ein Virus, das...

This is a calculated violation of the constitution

"Our society is developing into a neurotically reactive danger defence state". According to Seibert, "classical constitutional thinking should prevent the fundamental rights from being fundamentally questioned"....

Conformity and obedience (2)

When we think of conformity and obedience, most people like to think of coercion and violence. This simplistic association then gives rise to the countless references to and comparisons with dictatorship and tyranny. ...

Conformity and obedience (1)

From measure to measure, from law to law, everything should get better. But the viral state of emergency just won't stop. Could this have something to do with the spread of the coronavirus? Most certainly! But in the first place, it also seems to be because a few black sheep...