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William E Scheuerman

Civil disobedience for an age of total surveillance

The case of Edward Snowden

Earlier civil disobedients hinted at our increasingly global condition. Snowden takes it as a given. But, writes William E. Scheuerman, in lieu of an independent global legal system in which Snowden could defend his legal claims, the Obama administration should treat him with clemency. [ more ]

Timothy Snyder

Europe and Ukraine: Past and future

Tim Groenland

Lost in the funhouse

János Széky

A tradition of nationalism

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Von Walden Pond nach Waikiki Beach

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Ultimate European crisis II

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Im Namen des Volkes. Revolution und Reaktion

Eurozine Review

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Whoever shoots first loses

"Krytyka" says the protests in Ukraine should make the EU realize it has a global mission; "Prostory" documents the Maidan; "Osteuropa" warns it's high time to focus on the Polish extreme Right; "New Eastern Europe" locates the last frontier of Kundera's Central Europe; "Free Speech Debate" says hate speech bans have no place in fully fledged democracies; "Spilne" anticipates a socialist moment in the western system; "Merkur" analyses the capitalist persona: from civilizing force to the root of all evil; "Kulturos barai" ponders how to survive technology; "Revolver Revue" refuses to forget the Jews lost to the Nazis but erased under Czech communism; and "Dilema veche" asks who's afraid of Romanians and Bulgarians?

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Breaking the anthropic cocoon

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When TV regimes kick in

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Goodbye Gutenberg Galaxy!

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The new wretched of the earth

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uvízlé věty

stuck sentences
Petr Hruška
Návrh na Nobelovu cenu
A Nobel Prize proposal


cover figure
Tolik být (S Vlastou Dufkovou o práci v Odeonu,
překládání Alberta Camuse a Guimaraese Rosy a o kruzích podle pravítka)
To be so much (With Vlasta Dufková about working at the publishing house Odeon,
translating Albert Camus and Guimaraes Rosa, and circles made using a ruler)


Dana Gioia
Může být poezie důležitá? (dokončení)
Can poetry matter? (conclusion)

Kalendárium Libora Vykoupila

Libor Vykoupil's calendar


Stanislav Beran
Jiří Pištora


Dušan Šlosar's linguistic comment


Martin Puskely
Život ve stínu smrti (Poslední aporie Jana Balabána)
Life in the shade of death (Jan Balabán's last aporia)

k věci

ad rem
Pavel Janoušek
Smrt člověka a zrod literární legendy
(Jan Balabán a ohlas jeho úmrtí v literární kritice)
The death of a man and the birth of a literary legend
(Jan Balabán and the impact of his death on literary criticism)
Edgar de Bruin
Ekonomům vadí pochmurnost jeho textů
(Jan Balabán a jeho knihy v zahraničí)
Economists mind the gloominess of his texts
(Jan Balabán and his books abroad)

čtenářský deník

reading diary
Aleš Palán
Proclaiming a new column

na návštěvě

on a visit
Aleš Palán
Silové pole kamarádství
(Na návštěvě v nakladatelství 65. pole)
The force field of friendship
(On a visit at the publishing house 65. pole)


Martin Pecina's typographic column

kritiky a recenze

critiques and reviews

světová literatura

world literature


Hana Ulmanová
Americká židovská literatura tentokrát v jidiš
American Jewish literature - now in Yiddish
Šábesová cigareta
(Malá antologie americké jidiš literatury)
A Shabbat cigarette
(Little anthology of American Yiddish literature)


Visegrad Poetesses
(Pět básnířek v překladu Kateřiny Rudčenkové)
Five poets translated by Kateřina Rudčenková
Adda Djorup
Nejmenší odpor
The least resistance
Jan Rolník
Cena Evropské unie za literaturu
The EU literary prize

deník spisovatele

a writer's diary
Maggie Paleyová
Neohlížej se
Don't look back


Focal points     click for 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]

The ends of democracy
At a time when the global pull of democracy has never been stronger, the crisis of democracy has become acute. Eurozine has collected articles that make the problems of democracy so tangible that one starts to wonder if it has a future at all, as well as those that return to the very basis of the principle of democracy. [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]

In recent years, Hungary has been a constant concern for anyone interested in European politics. We have collected articles published in Eurozine on recent developments in Hungary and broader issues relating to Hungarian politics, history and culture. [more]

The public sphere in the making
The public sphere is not something given; it is made - over and over again. But which actors are involved and what roles do they play? Is there a difference between an intellectual and an expert? And in which media or public space does the debate take place? [more]

The EU: Broken or just broke?
Brought on by the global economic recession, the eurocrisis has been exacerbated by serious faults built into the monetary union. Contributors discuss whether the EU is not only broke, but also broken -- and if so, whether Europe's leaders are up to the task of fixing it. [more]

Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch a new online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Robert Skidelsky
The Eurozone crisis: A Keynesian response
Political economist and Keynes biographer Robert Skidelsky explains the reasons for the failure of the current anti-crisis policy and how Europe can start to grow again. Listen to the full debate organized by Krytyka Polityczna. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Marcus Rediker
Ghosts on the waterfront
Historian Marcus Rediker describes the sailing ship as linchpin of the emergent transatlantic economic order and instrument of terror for slaves transported from Africa, going on to discuss European harbour cities' role in the slave trade and their responsibilities in reckoning with its moral legacy. [more]

Literature     click for more

Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [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]

Conferences     click for more

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.
Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere
The 25th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Oslo, 29 November - 2 December 2013
Under the heading "Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere", the 2013 Eurozine conference focused on cultural and intellectual debate and the production of the public sphere. [more]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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