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Miloš Vec

I wanna hold your hand

Controversies over Muslims refusing to shake hands with non-Muslims are typical of the conflicts affecting today's multi-religious societies. Appeals to the law are not the answer: processes of social self-regulation need to take their course beyond formal authority, argues Miloš Vec. [ more ]

Adam Zagajewski

A defence of ardour

Shalini Randeria, Anna Wójcik

Mobilizing law for solidarity

Ira Katznelson, Agnieszka Rosner

Solidarity after Machiavelli

Camille Leprince, Lynn SK

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The destruction of society

'Osteuropa' rages at the destruction of Russian society; 'Merkur' delves into the history of Eurasianism; 'Vikerkaar' is sanguine about the decline of universalism; 'New Eastern Europe' has divided opinions about borders; 'Ord&Bild' finds humanism at sea; 'Il Mulino' debates the difficulties of democracy in Italy and the West; 'Blätter' seeks responses to the whitelash; 'Mittelweg 36' historicizes pop and protest; 'Critique & Humanism' looks at Bulgarian youth cultures; 'Res Publica Nowa' considers labour; and 'Varlik' examines the origins of literary modernism in Turkey.

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Sergei Lebedev

Taking responsibility

Soviet crimes and Russian democracy

Russian society avoids taking legal responsibility for Soviet crimes through a quasi-religious sense of repentance. Society can only break the vicious cycle of depersonalized guilt when it accepts its own historical failure to resist totalitarianism. [German version added] [more]


Tatiana Zhurzhenko

Capitalism, autocracy and political masculinities in Russia

The conflict over YUKOS, between Russia's two most powerful men at the time, became a turning point in post-Soviet Russian history, writes Tatiana Zhurzhenko. The expropriation of YUKOS opened the way to the annexation of Crimea a decade later; meanwhile, a new Russian masculinity was born. [more]


Jan Koneffke

On Cicciolina, end-consumers and scrappers

Sexual morals and cultural change during Berlusconism

Author and publicist Jan Koneffke looks back on an era dominated by the testosterone-fuelled "buffone" figure of Silvio Berlusconi, tracing the myriad ways in which politics became entangled with porn, prostitutes and payments. But Matteo Renzi has scrapped all that now, hasn't he? [more]


Brigitte Kratzwald

The power to refuse

Commons and resistance

Commons are a form of resistance against self-exploitation, isolation and the reduction of people to consumers, writes Brigitte Kratzwald. But this resistance isn't about destroying what already exists: it's about creative production geared to meeting people's real needs. [English version added] [more]


Martina Hessler

Quite insufficiently constructed

On the deficiency of being human

"Human error" has become a standard cause of accidents involving technology. This may be the result of oversimplification. But it is also indicative of a particular way of thinking about technology, writes Martina Heßler, as something that throws human flaws into sharp relief. [more]


Martin Schürz

Of hamsters and vultures

Even entire countries can be sold off at rock-bottom prices

The global debate on how to handle sovereign debt shows that predatory behaviour has become an issue for countries around the world. And in the acute situation in Argentina, writes Martin Schürz, there should be no illusions as to where economic power actually lies. [more]


Dennis Eversberg

The trashing of life

On the depreciation of labour power in atomistic capitalism

Whether you frequent discount grocery stores or organic food shops, clothing discounters or designer boutiques, you can't help noticing that the fabric of society is becoming increasingly frayed, argues Dennis Eversberg. Meanwhile, the demand for casual labour on junk wages remains high. [more]


Stefan Jonsson

The first man

On the North, literature and colonialism

Nordic countries might not have a "classical" colonial past, writes Stefan Jonsson, yet a "northern colonialism" does exist. Any understanding of it must start with Nordic culture's view of nature and the myth of the "first man". [German version added] [more]


Rosa Liksom

Finland, Lapland, Russia and me

The Tornio River forms the border between Sweden and Finland, and flows into the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. Throughout the ages, writes Rosa Liksom, the world's travellers have navigated the river with a view to finding out about the mystical North. [more]


Alessandro Leogrande

Two or three things about Albania

Travel notes

Two-thirds of Albanians invested in the pyramid investment funds that collapsed in 1997, causing violent social unrest. Many fled to Italy and 83 perished en route in the sinking of the "Kateri I Rades". But the memory of this was suppressed, writes Alessandro Leogrande. [English version added] [more]


Teresa Kulawik

Women's Solidarity

The uprising of the Polish women's movement

Poland is the only post-socialist country with a women's movement worthy of the name, writes Teresa Kulawik. Should it succeed in establishing a transparent structure that can accommodate compromise, "Kongres Kobiet" could provide a model for the country's political system. [more]


Tatiana Zhurzhenko

Yulia Tymoshenko's two bodies

She was once the female icon of the Orange Revolution. Lately, the drama of repressed Ukrainian democracy has been staged upon the tortured body of the imprisoned opposition leader. But how much longer can this postmodern political spectacle go on? [Ukrainian version added] [more]


Alice Béja

Do women want to "have it all"?

Questions of reproduction and productivity have never been so present as in the age of reproductive technologies and austerity; the pressures on family life and working life never more severe. Amidst growing complexity, Alice Béja sketches out a route to a gender-just society. [more]


The will to succeed

A conversation with Pier Virgilio Dastoli

Only a federal Europe based on the common interest of all member states can redress the imbalance of power in the European Union, says Pier Virgilio Dastoli. It will also help seal success in the areas of energy, criminal law, industry, social questions, international security and economic governance. [more]


Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Milvia Spadi

The will to succeed

A conversation with Pier Virgilio Dastoli

Pier Virgilio Dastoli advocates a federal future for the European Union if the current imbalance of power is to be redressed. A federal approach will also help seal success in the areas of energy, criminal law, industry, social questions, international security and economic governance. [more]


Jan-Werner Müller

The failure of European intellectuals?

Intellectuals have been accused of failing to restore a European confidence undermined by crisis. Yet calls for legitimating European narratives reflect the logic of nineteenth-century nation building, argues Jan-Werner Müller. [more]


Franco Rizzi

After the revolutions: Europe and the Arab world

Europe's view of the revolutions in the Arab world is bedevilled by archaic, post-colonial attitudes. If we cannot shed these, argues Franco Rizzi, we shall remain on the sidelines and watch the Arab awakening turn into a twilight of renewed discontent. [more]


Slavenka Drakulic

The tune of the future

Italy: old Europe, new Europe, changing Europe

Venice versus Lampedusa: travelling around Italy, Slavenka Drakulic observes one kind of Europe being replaced by another. Instead of attempting to conserve the cultural past, we should accept that migration will adapt much of what we consider "European" to its own image. [more]


Jurica Pavicic

The Mediterranean: Room without a view

The mythical Mediterranean of the tourist imagination masks a reality of debt, stagnation and social decline. Yet the region colludes in its own downfall, writes Jurica Pavicic, trading in former glories while acquiescing to political and economic exploitation. [Italian version added] [more]


Walter Famler, Andrea Zederbauer

"A dramatic decline in advertising revenue"

Wespennest, Austria

A dramatic decline of advertising revenue has forced Austrian journal "Wespennest" to scale down from four to two issues a year. While commitment to the print format remains undiminished, the question of how to build up readerships across generations remains open. [more]


Lena Brandauer

Mission accomplished?

Why cultural magazines need quotas for women

Literary and cultural magazines carry far fewer essays by women than by men. This has to do with the essay form itself as well as engrained male dominance in editorial processes, argues Lena Brandauer. Quotas for women in literary and cultural publishing are a feasible solution. [more]


Wolfgang Müller-Funk

So much Austria

Speculations on the invention of a country

Insecurity and the fear of being overlooked is what compels Austria to talk about itself incessantly. Two luxury volumes reveal to Wolfgang Müller-Funk what is unique about the symbolic construction of the Austrian nation: its foundation upon a chain of defeats. [more]


Svjetlan Lacko Vidulic

Tinplate and gilt

The memory landscape of the SFRY

Our view of the past is tarnished by our ancestors' suffering or success. Svjetlan Lacko Vidulic approaches post-Yugoslav memory via family history, on the premise that talking openly about inherited bias can break down fossilized patterns of thought and promote inter-memorial dialogue. [more]


Roman Schmidt

Utopian failing

Two journal projects

Maurice Blanchot's journal "Revue Internationale" was an attempt at an engaged form of publishing in a world shaped by decolonization and bloc confrontation. Yet its internationalist ambitions proved to be its downfall, writes Roman Schmidt. [more]


Slavenka Drakulic

Glancing back (2009-2010)

Recalling childhood trips abroad, Slavenka Drakulic suspects Yugoslavians were corrupted by the freedom to travel. "My generation confused democratic freedom with the freedom to shop in the West. The wars that followed were the almost medieval retribution for that."[Hungarian version added] [more]


Kenan Malik

How to become a real Muslim

The media has colluded with self-promoting but marginal Muslim clerics to create a cycle of self-reinforcing myths around the Mohammed cartoons. The fear of causing offence undermines progressive trends in Islam and strengthens the hand of religious bigots. [more]


Walter Famler, Erich Klein, Kurt Rothschild

If you want to change the world, you must change the economy

"Every day of crisis is a day of learning, a window of opportunity, but this window will get smaller and smaller unless rapid and fundamental changes take place in the economy." 95 year-old political economist Kurt Rothschild in interview with "Wespennest". [more]


Martin M. Simecka

Still not free

Why post-'89 history must go beyond self-diagnosis

The dissident generation of the 1970s and 1980s produced a body of work unprecedented in Czech history, says Martin Simecka. Yet it is precisely the monumentality of this generation's legacy that prevents the interpretation of the communist past going beyond self-diagnosis. [more]


Martin Hala

China through Zhuangzi's third eye

Twenty years after Tiananmen, the country is both different and same

In the twenty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre on 4 June 1989, China has risen from the ashes by engaging with the West economically and by manufacturing patriotic consent. But how long can the "rising dragon" continue to be impervious to history? [more]


Peter Moeschl

Competing, contesting, betting

Benchmarking as speculation

Competition, writes Peter Moeschl, cannot only be seen as a threat to community, but also as an emancipation of the individual, which adds to the development of community. Yet its German equivalent "Wettbewerb" not only implies competition, but also betting, and therefore speculation. [more]


Jan Koneffke

Lucky that Silvio exists!

Italian society's soft spot for Berlusconi

"If I've been interested in political life of late, it's in order to go on working as a businessman," said Silvio Berlusconi in 1993. Since then, his motivations haven't changed, writes Jan Koneffke. Why don't the majority of Italians take offence at a politician who disregards democratic rules? [more]


Goran Stefanovski

Tales from the Wild East

Lack of comprehension for historical and present-day events on the Balkans has to do with the very different character of master narratives in East and West. If only the West would "try to adjust its horizon of expectation" to the Balkan writing, and not vice versa, urges Goran Stefanovski. [more]


Giuliano Mesa


On resignation

Attention has to be paid to the individual victims of a small minority in pursuit of limitless and obscene wealth and power, writes Giuliano Mesa. Resignation in the face of the dominance of economic logic must be resisted! [more]


Jamie Peck

The creativity fix

In Richard Florida's "creative city", the creative class dissolves the classical division between the productive bourgeoisie and the bohemian. But creativity strategies have been crafted to co-exist with urban socio-economic problems, not to solve them. [more]


Jonas Thente

Literary perspectives: Sweden

Beyond crime fiction, handbags and designer suits

Recent literary debates in Sweden have dwelled, among things, on authors' love lives and penchant for designer handbags. Yet there is more out there if one looks: Hans Koppel's satire of suburban manners, for example, or Magnus Hedlund's explorations of human perception. [more]


Les Back

Beaches and graveyards

Europe's haunted borders

"It is more arduous to honour the memory of the nameless than the renowned." The epigram on Walter Benjamin's memorial in Portbou, Catalonia, leads Les Back to reflect on the fate of the African migrants found dead on the coasts of Spain today. [more]


Matt McGuire

Literary perspectives: Northern Ireland

Shaking the hand of history

While the Northern Irish literary tradition is closely bound up with the experience of sectarian violence, contemporary Northern Irish writing defies the assumption that "the Troubles" are all there is to the country's literature. [more]


Antonio Negri, Constantin Petcou, Doina Petrescu, Anne Querrien

What makes a biopolitical space?

A discussion with Toni Negri

"Soft" forms of activism that create urban collectivities on micro, neighbourhood levels only go so far, says Negri, who favours rupture and revolution over accumulation and gradual change. [more]


Carl Henrik Fredriksson

The re-transnationalization of literary criticism

Critical discussion of foreign literature serves as a source of information not only for readers but also for the "trade". When that discussion disappears or becomes one-sided, this has consequences for the literary institution as a whole. [more]


Märt Väljataga

Literary perspectives: Estonia

Waiting for the Great Estonian Novel

While the Great Estonian Novel has yet to be written, the range of fiction in Estonia is wide enough to serve as an indicator of the post-communist country's hopes and fears, anxieties and obsessions. writes the editor of "Vikerkaar". [more]


Will Barnes

Capital climes

Today, an Indian child consumes one ninetieth of the energy of her American counterpart. Such comparisons discredit the consensus that it is simply the mass activity of "man" which is responsible for global warming. [more]


Brigitte Döbert

Sarajevo retro, or The Orient in the Occident

Bosnian Muslims, Bosniaks, or "Turks" are, despite their European origins, considered "foreign": how else can their demonization during the last war be explained? [more]


Jörg Magenau

On the privileges of the literary critic

Literary lunches aside, what are the critic's privileges? According to Jörg Magenau, it's all about accumulating others' experiences, about "being in the world", about avoiding the media's barrage of facts. And about having lots of books... [more]


Ilija Trojanow

The abolition of poverty

Report from Bombay

Whoever serves in Bombay's city administration and uses the word "slum" simultaneously means "encroachment". The laager mentality of Bombay's rich has led to a social apartheid where slums are cleared to make way -- quite literally -- for golf courses. [more]


Wolfgang Müller-Funk

The Danube and the centre of the continent

Decoding the modern history of the Danube -- from nineteenth-century nationalism, through communism, to post-communism -- and how writers from Grillparzer to Handke have explored a "Danube identity". [more]


Rainer Just

Against love

Seeking the literary traces of the Natascha Kampusch affair

"The birth of love out of the spirit of totalitarianism expressed itself in exemplary manner in the Kampusch abduction story. A person is shut in, all the others shut out -- that is the ideological core of romantic love."[Czech version added] [more]


Les Back


London and the War on Terror

In London post-7/7, the wail of police sirens has become the soundtrack of the "phobocity". But the phobocity is not created by the suicide bombers alone -- politicians and journalists also trade on fear. [more]


Irena Maryniak

The Polish plumber and the image game

The Polish plumber is a cliché throughout Europe, which even the Polish tourist board has made use of. However, in the UK the joke veils a growing resentment towards workers from the new EU states. [more]


Robert Misik

Simulated cities, sedated living

The shopping mall as paradigmatic site of lifestyle capitalism

If the imperative of consumer capitalism is "lead us into temptation", then the shopping mall is its cathedral. Increasingly, city centres -- or "brand zones" -- are adopting the mall aesthetic. [more]


Adolf Holl, Sudhir Kakar

On the Indian view of things

Adolf Holl in conversation with Sudhir Kakar

Indian pyschoanalyst and author Sudhir Kakar talks about the fluid ego, the female principle in religion, and globalization and religious fundamentalism in India today. [more]


Andreas Fanizadeh

Genuine versus clever

Migration and conservatism in Europe

In the run-up to elections in Austria, xenophobic sloganeering by the far-right is tolerated by centrist parties afraid to turn off floating voters. "In Austria, the rightwing margins occupy the centre far too often," writes Andreas Fanizadeh. [more]


Yann Moulier Boutang

The old "new clothes" of the French Republic

In defence of the "insignificant" rioters

It is possible that the "apolitical" youths of the banlieue have done more to set things in motion in France than thirty years of political posturing, says the director of French journal Multitudes. [more]


Göran Rosenberg

Freedom of expression and its limits

The principle of absolute freedom of expression is always qualified by tacit agreements within societies on what can and cannot be said. [more]


Klaus Zeyringer

The social is not abstract

Josef Schützenhöfer's "Social Painting" and the provocation of the figurative

Residual authoritarianism and social inequality are both a target and a spur in the paintings of Josef Schützenhöfer. Drawing on (art) history and contemporary imagery, they articulate an original realist aesthetic. [more]


Jost Müller

"From the standpoint of the many"

Brecht, the commune, and the multitude

Fifty years after the death of Bertolt Brecht, his play about the Paris Commune can be read as a parable about the "multitude". Jost Müller points to the topicality of an author whose theatre theory and practice have been proclaimed dead many times during the last thirty years. [more]


Bülent Somay

Welcome to the desert of the Real, part II

As natural and human disasters continue to jeopardize the cohesion of societies around the world, arguments challenging assumptions about "civilization" are as important as they are uncomfortable. [more]


György Spiró

Commission for European Standards: Literary

(Draft 1)

The novel is set to become the latest target of European bureaucracy, a leaked document reveals. [more]


Alfred J. Noll

"Europe" as that-which-is-not-yet

"If we understand the possible Europe as a mode of the real being of today's Europe, the question remains why one possibility becomes real and not others. Why do we have this Europe and not another?" [more]


Robert Rotifer

Rainbow puddles on Park Lane

Following the trail of oil that runs through London's streets

From public transport to the Premier League, oil has left an indelible mark on the British capital. Written three months before the London bombings, this article is eerily premonitory. [more]


Anthony Robinson

The Yukos affair

The Kremlin's renationalization of the Russian oil industry following the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky does not augur well for western Europe. [more]


Sadik J. Al-Azm

Time out of joint

Western dominance, Islamist terror, and the Arab imagination

Sadik J. Al-Azm's views on September 11 and the "clash" between East and West. There's more to it than just religion and spiritual values. [more]


Wolfgang Müller-Funk

"Death to the Enemies of the Revolution"

Death and the Left

Religion knows something about death. Is this true also of the so-called "political religions"? What type of relationship does the political Left have to death? [more]


Carl Henrik Fredriksson

Energizing the European public space

There is only one path open to meeting the challenge posed by a heterogeneous collective of nationally oriented viewers, listeners, and readers: a European public space spearheaded by already established national media. [more]


Erich Klein

Invisible memorials

How does a city like Vienna commemorate Austria's national-socialist past? [more]


Nikola Madzirov

The rich, the beggar, and the poor

A balkan spaghetti-western

Nikola Mazdirov on the Balkan people torn between the temptations of the West and the reality of Balkan life. [more]


Anja Ohmer

Literature in court: censorship in Germany

Is the dignity of the individual a more precious good than the general public's interest and the freedom of art? [more]


George Blecher

The leisure class and I

On the timeliness of Thorstein Veblen's "Theory of the Leisure Class". [more]


Peter Pilz

Horses in Trash Paradise

National assembly and americanisation

Peter Pilz with a harsh critique on Austrian parlamentarianism and politics. [more]


Robert Schindel

We are doing well

Europe's influence on my writing

What does Europe look like in the view of a leftist author, son of communist parents and victims of the Holocaust? [more]


Georg Kohler

Treachery, lies, and happiness

On psychology and metaphysics of the seducer

What is the nature of seduction? Is the seducer only doing harm and what does he or she really want? [more]


Lothar Baier

How do I construct my own enemy?

Small DIY-manual according to latest real-life experiences

Baier traces the American war-rhetoric against Iraq and lays bare how enemies are constructed. [more]


Jan Koneffke

The story behind the story or: My dearest enemies - the Americans

Jan Koneffke on his personal ambivalence towards Americans. [more]


Jan Koneffke

The magician as a model

Are Italians dreamers and big-mouths - thus fascinated by their prime minister Silvio Berlusconi? Jan Konfeffke reflects upon these questions. [more]


Lothar Baier

North-American Eastern Bloc

Why does the mayor of Montréal want to call a Christmas tree a "festivity tree"? Lothar Baier discovers a contemporary parallel of the language regulations applied in GDR. [more]


Ales Debeljak

European Forms of Belonging: A View from Slovenia

As Slovenia is emerging from its first decade of independence, Debeljak debates what kind of role the new European member should play within the EU. [more]


George Blecher

Heroes, leaders, demagogues

Our personal heroes and why we can not live without them. [more]


Jyoti Mistry

Mandela: Humanitarian Hero

Nelson Mandela has been one of the few contemporary heroes whose reputation and idolized status has always remained intact. Jyoti Mistry asks why. [more]


Lothar Baier

New anti-Semitism and old delusions

Is the new wave of anti-Semitism in Europe a serious threat or largely unfounded hysteria? [more]


Kathy Laster, Heinz Steinert

Unspeakable Sept 11

Taboos and Clichés

After September 11, the weight of public opinion kept different, not just dissenting, ideas at bay. The authors document here possible interpretations of what happened which never got a public hearing. [more]


Frank Müller

Vergessen Sie Kuba!

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George Blecher

Americans at millennium's end

How We Learned to Love the Media and Forget Who We Are

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Mike Nicol

The New Bourgeois World

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George Blecher

The Decline of Fun

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Julian Rathbone

Global Thrillers

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Antisemitismus im Gepäck

Der Antisemitismus kehrt in West- und Osteuropa in unterschiedlichen Formen zurück. Wie es dazu kommen konnte und worin die Unterschiede zwischen Ost und West bestehen, untersucht György Dalos in diesem Artikel. [more]


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Focal points     click for more

Debating solidarity in Europe
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, questions of inequality and solidarity have become intertwined. Over the past year, however, questions of solidarity have also been central in connection to the treatment of refugees and migrants. [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]

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 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]

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Applications deadline: 31 January 2017.

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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.
Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016
The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk framed the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The event took place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk and thus linked contemporary debate 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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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]

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]

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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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