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Alice Béja, Marc-Olivier Padis, Thomas Piketty

Dynamics of inequality

A conversation with Thomas Piketty

At the heart of every great democratic revolution there was a fiscal revolution, argues Thomas Piketty. And the same will be true of the future. Only a global register of financial assets and a progressive global tax on capital can keep global wealth concentration under control. [Estonian version added] [ more ]

Osman Deniztekin

When the feet become the head

Boris Vezjak

Slovenia's uprising

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Think about us!

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Rigas Laiks 2/2014
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Rigas Laiks

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Kirill Kobrin
Revolūcijas vairs nebūs. Un nevajag
No more revolutions
"Iphone has done more in quenching the possibility of new mass revolutions than Jospeh de Maistre and Alexander Lukashenko taken together."
Ivars Ījabs
Tā vai citādi
One way or another
On the historical analogies between 1914 and 2014
Ivars Neiders
Izlaist iekšas vai izvārīt eļļā
To disembowel or boil in oil?
Who wants the reintroduction of death penalty in Latvia?
Vents Zvaigzne
Jaunās marsiešu hronikas
The new Martian chronicles
On the not-for profit foundation Mars Ones plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2024
Mārtiņš Vanags
Kultūrpolitika planšetdatorā
Cultural policy in a tablet computer
High culture and books vs. TV and iPads
Kaspars Eihmanis
Voldemorts un samuraji
Voldemort and samurai
On China ambassador's to UK usage of Harry Potter metaphors to describe Japanese militarism

Round table

Izglītības nākotne
The future of education
The public round table discussion on the future of education featuring Andrei Volkov, former rector of Moscow School of Management, and Piotr Shchedrovitsky, vice director of the Russian Institute of Philosophy, took place on November 9, 2013 in Riga as part of the "Rigas Laiks" Festival.


Uldis Tīrons, Alexander Genis
Sausuma mācība
The lessons of dryness/ Uldis Tīrons talks with Alexander Genis, Russian nonfiction writer living in New York


Alexander Genis
Grāmatas piemiņai
In memoriam of the book
Alexander Genis
Arktikas piemiņai
In memoriam of the Arctic


Valdis Ābols
Georgija Adamoviča intonācija
Georgy Adamovich's intonation
On the Russian émigré poet and literary critic Georgy Adamovich (1892-1972) and his book "Commentaries"


Charles Samuels, Ingmar Bergman
Man ar vārdiem nepietiek
Words are insufficient for me
American journalist and author Charles Samuels converses with the Swedish film and theatre director Ingmar Bergman


Tabita Sīmane
Tikai jāatgāžas krēslā un jādomā
Just sit back and think
On the eccentric life of the unforgetable Hercule Poirot


Rasa Jansone
Muižnieks tajā vietā
On Ģirts Muižnieks's self-exhibition "Ģirts Muižnieks," at Mūkusala Art Salon in Riga


Eurozine BLOG

On the Eurozine BLOG you can follow and comment on all coverage of the Kyiv conference, "Ukraine: Thinking together", including daily updates from Eurozine editors.
Thinking in times of change
There are both differences and similarities between the current events in Ukraine and the revolutions of 1989. In fact, the conference "Ukraine: Thinking Together" does have a predecessor: a meeting of eastern European intellectuals with their western counterparts that took place in Vienna in 1990. [more]

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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]

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]

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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.
George Pagoulatos, Philippe Legrain
In the EU we (mis)trust: On the road to the EU elections
On 10 April, De Balie and the ECF jointly organized a public debate in Amsterdam entitled "In the EU we (mis)trust: On the road to the EU elections". Some of the questions raised: Which challenges does Europe face today? Which strategic choices need to be made? [more]

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Dipesh Chakrabarty
The climate of history: Four theses
Freedom has been the most important motif of accounts of human history since the Enlightenment. Yet, only with the planetary crisis of climate change is an awareness now emerging of the geological agency human beings gained through processes linked to their acquisition of freedom. [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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