In his columns, Lukas Bärfuss comments on the manifold urgent questions of our time.
»History does not move forward at a smooth, steady pace much like an ox. It rather wildly gallops like a horse, that is let out onto the meadows after several days in the stable«, says Lukas Bärfuss. In his columns dating from 2019 and 2020, he subjects history to his scrutiny in real time, so to speak. For instance, when he is surprised to observe what is really new about an iPhone that has just been released – nothing at all. He proceeds to reflect on the fundamental events that have happened in the few years this mobile phone existed, ever since 2008. Small and large issues are interlinked in an astonishingly plausible way.
One minute Bärfuss is analytically cool, the next he argues in a passionate and polemic way, whether the topic is Corona or women‘s equality, identity politics, the United States, China or the Brexit, and of course often Switzerland. While he asserts that people are afraid of constant change, he identifies stagnation as the greater danger. As a vigilant contemporary, a precise observer, and a thinking individual, he wants to get involved in everything,who unites the political and the poetic in the tradition of Heinrich Heine.