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Manuel Arias Maldonado

Podemos: Much more than just a marriage of minds

Founded in 2014, Podemos already leads opinion polls across Spain. But accusations that it is treating the country as a gigantic piece of fieldwork and conjecture as to its rootedness in political theory tend to be wide of the mark, writes Manuel Arias Maldonado. [English version added] [ more ]

Eric Bonse

German Europe's ascendancy

Michail Dimitrakopoulos

Syriza and the destiny of modern Greece

Bill Frelick, Judith Sunderland

Humanitarian rhetoric, inhumane treatment

Anne Applebaum, Lukasz Pawlowski

Russia: A sick man with a gun

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Samtiden | 1/2015


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Politik der Lebensformen

Spilne | 1 (2015)

Maidan: A left perspective

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Capitalism's animal spirits

"openDemocracy" condemns the European Union's inhumane treatment of migrants; "Kultura Liberalna" talks to Anne Applebaum; in "Blätter", Rolf Hosfeld marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide; "Esprit" re-reads Kostas Axelos on the destiny of modern Greece; "Varlik" remembers Yasar Kemal; "Letras Libres" contemplates a concept of tolerance turned upside down, after 10 years of cartoon controversy; "Spilne" rejects the pro-/anti-westernism surrounding the Maidan protests; "Samtiden" takes stock of last year's Norwegian novels; and "Polar" critiques a new DIY mentality in the search for alternative ways of life.

Eurozine Review

Everything is PR

Eurozine Review

Stop press: The world will not end!

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Putting the aesthetics back into politics

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The right to blaspheme

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Berarane av dødens smitte
Den medisinske utviklinga har revolusjonert kvardagen for HIV-positive. Men noko er framleis som før: fordomane
Deadly carriers of the infection
Medical progress has revolutionized the lives of HIV positive. But some things remain the same: prejudice


The interview
Ida Habbestad, Ingeborg Hartz
Ida Habbestad i samtale med professor Ingeborg Hartz om kvifor fleire born i dag enn for ti år sidan får medisin mot psykiske plager
Ida Habbestad talks to Professor Ingeborg Hartz about why more children are medicated for mental problems than a decade ago

Harde fakta

Hard facts
Illustrasjon ved Øystein Runde


Mette Karlsvik, Bernt I. Eidsvig
"Eg har ikkje vraka Den norske kyrkja. Ho har hjelpt meg på vegen." Forfattar Mette Karlsvik i samtale med den katolske biskopen i Noreg, Bernt I. Eidsvig
"I have not dropped the Norwegian Church. In fact it helped me move on." Author Mette Karlsvik in conversation with the Catholic bishop of Norway, Bernt I. Eidsvig

Emne: Alderdom

Topic: Age
Geir Tryggve Hellemo
Ein pensjonist funderer over tilværet
An old age pensioner reflects on existence
Lene Dieserud Ertner
Dagane som kjem
Days come and go
Kristoffer Aune Kostveit
The elderly young


Alice Gudheim
Har du eit traume, så har du ein kompetanse, skriv skribent og kioskeigar Alice Gudheim. "Eg ville ikkje ha vore noko av det forutan. I desse åra tok eg mi danningsreise, og det ville aldri skjedd utan barndomstrauma som høgoktanbrensel på tanken."
If you have a trauma, then you are an expert in it, "writes author and stall-owner Alice Gudheim. " I would not be without it. It was my education; it would not have been possible without my childhood trauma; it was high octane fuel in my tank."


Jørgen Norheim
"Det er særsynt at ein stat så ope fører ein samanhengande diskusjon om dei mest skamlagde sidene ved si eiga fortid. Ei ekstrem og krevjande form for normalitet." Jørgen Norheim om Tyskland og Berlin
"It is singular that a state conducts a continuous open discussion on the most shameful aspects of its own past. An extreme and demanding type of normality." Jørgen Norheim about Germany and Berlin

Frie tekstar

Free texts
Monica Bjermeland
Eit greitt byte
"Kvifor eg støttar Bioteknologirådet si tilråding om å ikkje opne for assistert befruktning for einslege kvinner i Noreg? Fordi genar tel."
A fair exchange
"Why do I support the Biotechnical Council’s recommendation not to permit assisted fertilisation for single women in Norway? Because genes count."
Aleksander Andersen og Bergljot K. Nordal
Hydraulikkmonster og stjernehimmel
"Medan dei fleste av oss står opp og går ut i lyset, går andre inn i mørkeret i arbeidsdagen sin. Der inne bygger dei store hol til vegar."
Hydraulic monster and the starry heavens
"While most of us get up and go out into the light to work, others go into the dark to make big holes for roads."
Eirik Løkke
Eit demokratisk utmattingssyndrom
"Færre og færre brukar stemmeretten sin. Korleis kan vi revitalisere den demokratiske deltakinga i det 21. hundreåret?"
A democratic attrition syndrome
"Fewer and fewer use their right to vote. How can we revitalize democratic participation in the 21st century?"


Jens K. Styve
Fyllepennen. "Kva gjer at eg brukar nattetimar på Internett – på leit etter den perfekte pennen?"
The fountain pen "Why do I spend nights on the net searching for the perfect pen?"


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]

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?
Eurozine Gallery: TIME top ten photos of 2014
Massimo Sestini's aerial shot of a boat containing at least 500 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, included in the current exhibition in the Eurozine Gallery, has been named one of the top ten photos of 2014 by TIME magazine. [more]

A master of the daily grind
On Sunday 30 November, Turkish publisher Osman Deniztekin died, just a few weeks after having been diagnosed with leukemia. He was 65. In memoriam. [more]

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.
Dessislava Gavrilova, Jo Glanville et al.
The role of literature houses in protecting the space for free expression
This summer, Time to Talk partner Free Word, London hosted a debate on the role that literature houses play in preserving freedom of expression both in Europe and globally. Should everyone get a place on the podium? Also those representing the political extremes? [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Felix Stalder
Digital solidarity
As the culture and institutions of the Gutenberg Galaxy wane, Felix Stalder looks to commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks as a basis for remaking society in a more inclusive and diverse way. The aim being to expand autonomy and solidarity at the same time. [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.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
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]

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

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