All posts by Kyle Walker

Kyle is a physicist-turned-scribbler educated in Tulsa, Vienna and New York. Raised in the desert wilds of New Mexico, Kyle is not a cowboy—though he has been on a horse two or three times. Kyle’s writing has appeared in the Bigheart Times, This Land Magazine, and Inverse.com. Kyle is the founding editor of the New York Transatlantic

Girls wearing hijab

European secularism took the wrong path

The European Court of Justice’s ruling on religious symbols in the workplace is an assault on religious freedom.

/ March 15, 2017
All Quiet on the Western Front

War in the hospital, war on the page

All Quiet on the Western Front as history and philosophy.

/ March 3, 2017
Heroes' Square

In New York City, a search for answers for Europe

Scholars at NYU conference ask whether the EU will survive low growth, nationalism and the pressures of globalization.

/ February 21, 2017

Watch: Who ever heard of Ukrainian tango?

Tango made it all the way to Ukraine in the 1920s and 30s—and all the way uptown last weekend.

/ February 10, 2017

The European Union doesn’t exist!

And other lessons from the NYU conference on Referendums and Democratic Politics.

/ November 7, 2016
Jawed Ahmadi and Zaki Mohammadi

Afghans in Austria fear deportation after EU makes deal with Afghanistan

Afghans found temporary homes from Vienna to Salzburg—homes they may soon lose.

/ October 31, 2016
Jiri Pehe with Vaclav Havel

The man who left the castle to get out of the kitchen: an interview with Jiri Pehe

On literature and political reality with Václav Havel's chief political advisor.

/ September 19, 2016

This Weekend: Polish films and German literature

For film and literature buffs, this weekend is chock full. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is screening film after Polish film for Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema. Meanwhile, Festival Neue Literatur has events scattered across Manhattan and Brooklyn. I’m looking...

/ February 26, 2016

The Polish public media gets a “national mission”

Just what we need—a state media arm dedicated to promoting nationalism. The Columbia Journalism review has an article about recent moves by Poland’s governing Law and Justice party to consolidate its control of Poland’s public institutions. Charges of rising nativism...

/ February 25, 2016

US needs to provide “essentially equivalent” data protection for transfers from EU

On Monday I summarized the reasons that the European Court of Justice struck down the European Commission decision that permitted the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States. And yesterday I heard the plaintiff in...

/ February 24, 2016