“The art of not reading is a very important one. It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time. When some political or ecclesiastical pamphlet, or novel, or poem is making a great commotion, you should remember that he who writes for fools always finds a large public. A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms
For a few months I ignored Arthur Schopenhauer's advice -- always a dangerous thing -- and blogged about the Great German Migration Kerfluffle of 2015.
I wound up that blog a few days ago, and will resume regular(ish) posting here. There might be some politics or migrant-related posts, but not many. As I said in the last post on the other blog, the whole immigration debate has become much more grown-up in recent months. I may jot off one or two posts about the issue when I think I have something interesting to say, but mostly this blog will avoid retail, day-to-day politics from now on.
Now to try and cut through the ennui and find something interesting about Germany.