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Dilema veche 430-435 (2012)
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430-435 (2012)

Dilema veche


Dilema veche no 430, 10 Mai 2012

Vintilă Mihăilescu
Turismul care este
Tourism, for what it's worth
Constanța Vintilă-Ghițulescu
Istoria în slujba vinului
History in the service of wine
An interview with the pianist Nik Bärtsch
"Nu sînt interesat de perfecțiune, ci de precizie"
"I'm interested in precision rather than perfection"
An interview with the director Mona Nicoară
Nu doar un film despre romi: Școala noastră
Not just a film about Roma: Școala noastră (Our School)

Theme of the week: The mayor

Mircea Kivu
Un poncif: primarul - bun gospodar
A cliché: the mayor as good manager
Horia Marinescu
Spațiul public la București și la Viena
Public space in Bucharest and Vienna

Dilema veche no 431, 17 Mai 2012

Andrei Pleșu
Prostie și dictatură
Stupidity and dictatorship
Ovidiu Nahoi
De ce sînt grecii niște norocoși
Why the Greeks are so lucky
Andrei Manolescu
Sub covorul finalei
Under cover of the final
Cristian Ghinea
Idei de stricat distracția anti-austeritate
Ideas for spoiling anti-austerity's fun
Luiza Vasiliu
Un festival al culturii române (salonul de carte de la Torino)
A festival of Romanian culture (the Torino book fair)

Theme of the week: Success under Communism

Alexandru Ofrim
Amintiri de cititor -- best-seller-uri românești înainte de '89
Memories of a reader -- Romanian bestsellers before 89

Dilema veche no 432, 24th May 2012

Anca Manolescu
Grija de sine opusă grijii față de lume?
Does looking after yourself mean not looking after others?
Interview with Serge Celibidache
The son of the famous conductor on the Sergiu Celibidache Festival in Bucharest
Andrei Gorzo
Noua lovitură a lui Mungiu, filmul După dealuri
Mungiu's new hit, the film După dealuri (Over the Hills)

Theme of the week: What France and la Francophonie mean today

Teodor Baconschi talks to Mircea Vasilescu
Între declinologie și grandoare
Between doomsaying and grandeur
Florin Chivoci
Relațiile româno-franceze în vremea lui Ceaușescu
French-Romanian relations under Ceaușescu

Dilema veche no 433, 31 Mai 2012

Andrei Pleșu
Note, stări, zile
Grades, conditions, days
Mircea Vasilescu
Cărtărescu și Patapievici
The authors Mircea Cărtărescu and Horia Roman Patapievici
Ovidiu Nahoi
Un caz de orbire politică -- reprezentarea României la Bruxelles
A case of political blindness -- Romania's representation in Brussels
George Banu
Noapte albă cu Stalin
A white night with Stalin

Theme of the week: How pro-European are the Romanians still?

Leonard Orban
Cum păstrăm și consolidăm ceea ce avem astăzi?
How can we preserve and consolidate our achievements to date?
Daniel Dăianu
Nu există o cale europeană dată de la Dumnezeu
There is no God-given path to Europe

Dilema veche no 434, 7th June 2012

Mircea Vasilescu
Cultura locală
Local culture
Cătălin Ștefănescu
"Problema maghiară" -- listă scurtă a motivelor de rîs
The "Hungarian problem" -- a short list to make you laugh
Nicu Popescu
Lipsa problemelor cu vecinii maximizează puterea și influența regională
Fewer problems with the neigbours maximises regional power and influence
Iuliana Alexa
Opt zile prin Iran
Eight days for Iran
Daniel I. Iancu
Oameni și locuri. Prin Munții Metaliferi
People and places. Through the mountains of ore

Theme of the week: Personalities

Cristian Grosu
Noul mutant electoral -- nașterea, modul de utilizare și portretul său upgradat
The new electoral mutant -- his birth, care and updated profile

Dilema veche no 435, 14th June 2012

Andrei Pleșu
Din străinătate
From abroad
Mircea Vasilescu
Victoria televizorului în alegeri
How television won the elections
Ovidiu Nahoi
Alegătorul român: patru alegeri deștepte
The Romanian voter: four clever choices
Vintilă Mihăilescu
Vulpea și nevroza balcanică
The fox and the Balkan neurosis
Alexandru Cizek
Bel Paese în restriște: răni proaspete și răni redeschise în Italia
The Bel paese in dire straits: Italy's fresh and re-opened wounds

Theme of the week: Hierarchies

Ioana Both
Universitățile românești -- între top și topping
Romanian universities -- between top and topping


Focal points     click for more

The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

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On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Victor Tsilonis
Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
Victor Tsilonis of "Intellectum" (Greece) comments on recent developments in the Greek crisis: the short-lived euphoria of the 5 July referendum, Alexis Tsipras's subsequent "mental waterboarding", and the outlook for a German-led Europe. [more]

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Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgćrd
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgćrd on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

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Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
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The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
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Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

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