The Practical Theorist is a global blog, zine or online journal. We are based in Berlin and London and report about music, art, books, amazing projects, ideas, style, authors, philosophy and happy places. In other words, everything that’s going on internationally that’s relevant in terms of culture.

  • Narratives

    Putin and the Ilyin doctrine

    The renowned historian Timothy Snyder points out that Putin is following the doctrine of Ivan Ilyin, a Russian fascist ideologue. It's pretty clear that Putin is a fascist but in spite of all the facts many still stubbornly fail to acknowledge this fact...

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  • Narratives

    Radicals rebranded as populists?

    UKIP's new leader Diane James said today that Putin is one of her heroes, echoing Trump. Populists' nods to the extremist faction of their supporters get ever more frequent. Has the far-right simply rebranded as populist movements?

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  • Narratives

    Why the term populism is a PR disaster

    Using the wishy washy label "populists" for the radical political fringes is factually not incorrect but it's too broad and generic. To some people populism now even sounds positive...

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  • Ideas pioneers

    Omnom Chocolate, Reykjavik

    Onmom Chocolate in Reykjavik procures small batches of the finest cocoa beans and roast them on site in Reykjavik. After third wave coffee went mainstream, small batch artisanal chocolate follows suit...

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