Over at Sign and Sight, there’s a whole bunch of interesting articles that go beyond the “some say” diet we’re so familiar with. In The ghosts are leaving the shadows, former East German dissident Wolf Biermann discusses the movie The Life of Others and its implications. The multicultural Issue contains a whole set of articles debating how/whether to engage moderate Islam (remember there are large Islamic minorities in many European countries). Navid Kermani examines Germany: A mindset. And in The radical loser, Hans Magnus Enzensberger tries to understand what converts ordinary people into terrorists.