19 Articles by: Adam Baltner

Adam Baltner is a teacher and translator in Vienna, Austria. He is an editor at

Why Aufstehen Failed

After drawing a flurry of attention last fall, Sahra Wagenknecht’s Aufstehen movement has run out of steam. Yet its call for the German left to reconnect with working-class voters remains unanswered — and is the far right is taking advantage.


The “Design Thinking” Delusion

A corporate management technique called “design thinking” promises a frictionless path to saving the world, one brilliant idea at a time. It’s a neoliberal dream — but it’s making its way into politics.