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Letras Libres 4/2012
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Letras Libres


La tentación del populismo
The temptation of populism
Enrique Krauze
El torno al pupulismo
On populism
Cas Mudde
Reflexiones sobre un concepto y su uso
Thoughts on a concept and its use
John P. McCormick
Sobre la distinción entre democracia y pupulismo
On the distinction between democracy and populism
Guy Sorman
El fin de la historia retrocede en Europa
The end of history recedes in Europe


Alberto Manguel
Introducción a Platón
Plato's Republic today
Massimo Rizzante
El hambre de realidad
Hunger for reality
Gabriel Zaid
Tus ojos de paloma
Your dove eyes
Francisco Tario
La desconocida del mar (cuento). Presentación de Alejandro Toledo
The stranger from the sea (short story). Presentation of Alejandro Toledo


Olvido García Valdés
Tres poemas
Three poems
Thomas Hardy
Convergencia de dos (versión y nota de Hernán Bravo Barela)
The convergence of the twain (notes of Hernán Bravo Barela)


Hugo Hiriart por Christopher Domínguez Michael
Hugo Hiriart by Christopher Domínguez Michael


Book Reviews
Eduardo Moga
Entreguerras. O de la naturaleza de las cosas de José Manuel Caballero Bonald
Interwar: Or on the nature of things by José Manuel Caballero Bonald
Elvira Navarro
¿Por qué ser feliz cuando puedes ser normal? de Jeanette Winterson
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Pedro Sorela
La carroza de Bolívar de Evelio Rosero
Bolivar's carriage by Evelio Rosero
Claudia Kerik
Anatomía de la influencia de Harold Bloom
The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life by Harold Bloom
Berta Vias Mahou
Conversaciones con Sartre de John Gerassi
Talking with Sartre: Conversations and Debates by John Gerassi
Inocencio Reyes Ruiz
Autobiografía de Bertrand Russell
Autobiography by Bertrand Russell
Ramón González Férriz
El discreto encanto de la subversión de Alberto Villamandos, and Crónicas de Boccaccio de Juan Marsé
The Discreet Charm of subversion by Alberto Villamandos, and Boccaccio Chronicles by Juan Marsé

Arts And Media

Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Fausto de Alexander Sokurov
Cinema: Faust by Alexander Sokurov
Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda
Pintura: Entrevista con Fernando Botero
Painting: Interview with Fernando Botero
Jorge Carrión
Televisiónn: Juego y destrono
Television: Game and dethroned


Current events
Ruth Franklin
In memoriam: Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012)
María del Carmen Horno Chéliz
Lengua: Los linguistas y el traje nuevo del emperador
Langue: Linguists and the Emperor's new clothes
Alonso Cueto
Literatura: Una biblioteca personal
Literature: A personal library
Daniel Gascón
11-M: Divide y perderás
Spain: 11/03: Split and lose
Ibsen Martínez
Literatura y televisión: La secreción característica de América es la telenovela
Literature and television: The distinctive secretion of America is the soap opera


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: El desenmascarador
Infinitesimal journal: The unmasker
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: La ética del gusto
Aerolitos: The taste ethics
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: El círculo rosa
Synapses: The pink circle
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: El poeta y el torero
Saltapatrás: The poet and the bullfighter


Focal points     click for more

Ukraine: Beyond conflict stories
Follow the critical, informed and nuanced voices that counter the dominant discourse of crisis concerning Ukraine. A media exchange project linking Ukrainian independent media with "alternative" media in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. [more]

Ukraine in European dialogue
Post-revolutionary Ukrainian society displays a unique mix of hope, enthusiasm, social creativity, collective trauma of war, radicalism and disillusionment. Two years after the country's uprising, the focal point "Ukraine in European dialogue" takes stock. [more]

Culture and the commons
Across Europe, citizens are engaging in new forms of cultural cooperation while developing alternative and participatory democratic practices. The commons is where cultural and social activists meet a broader public to create new ways of living together. [more]

2016 Jean Améry Prize collection
To coincide with the awarding of the 2016 Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing, Eurozine publishes essays by authors nominated for the prize, including by a representative selection of Eurozine partner journals. [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]

Eurozine BLOG

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?
In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [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.
Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016
The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk will frame the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The conference will take place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk thus linking contemporary debates to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

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Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
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]

Editor's choice     click for more

Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
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 Knausgård 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]

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

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