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In this episode of The Source, we talk with author and independent journalist Fabian Scheidler about the theories surrounding the Nord Stream pipeline bombing and which one is most plausible one year later. Then we examine the significance of an incident in the Canadian Parliament where politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, mistakenly gave a standing ovation to a former SS Nazi officer. Then we discuss the hypocrisy of the German Green party and why they changed their position on climate, war and other issues after coming to power. Finally, we analyze Austria’s long-standing policy of neutrality, including toward the war in Ukraine, and what lessons we can learn from it.
Fabian Scheidler, born in 1968, studied history and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin and theater directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt/M. Since 2001, he has worked as a freelance writer for print media, television, theater and opera. In 2009, he founded the independent television magazine Kontext TV with David Goeßmann. Otto Brenner Media Prize for critical journalism (2009). As a dramaturge and playwright, he worked for many years for the Grips Theater in Berlin. In 2013, his opera “Death of a Banker” (music: Andreas Kersting) premiered at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater in Görlitz. In 2015, Fabian Scheidler’s book “Das Ende der Megamaschine. Geschichte einer scheiternden Zivilisation” by Promedia Verlag (Vienna). The Robert Jungk Library for Future Studies selected it as one of the “TOP 10 Future Literature 2015”. Visit his website here: https://www.megamaschine.org/en/