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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

Portraits of three women...

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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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The ordinary state of emergency

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The Lilliput syndrome

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The violent closet?

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Peak democracy?

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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. [more]


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The ordinary state of emergency

Varlik discusses emergency and self-censorship; Blätter interviews Jürgen Habermas about the task of the Left; Vikerkaar shines the light on reactionary populism; Merkur considers citizenship still the best guarantee of freedom; Transit honours Charles Taylor; Multitudes enters the shared world of refugee camps; springerin examines the aporias of solidarity; Esprit addresses France's prison problem; Kulturos barai talks about neoliberal higher education policy in central Europe; Wespennest goes back to the USSR; and Glänta tours Retrotopia. [more]


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The Lilliput syndrome

'Transit' responds to Russia's politics of fear; 'New Eastern Europe' condemns human rights pragmatism; 'Index on Censorship' defends the right to anonymity; 'Vikerkaar' talks trees; 'Czas Kultury' considers conspiracy theories; 'Ord&Bild' reports on heritage wars; 'dérive' confronts the new housing question; 'Letras Libres' declines populisms; and 'Vagant' has no fun with industrial. [more]


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The violent closet?

'L'Homme' looks at public discourse on sexual violence; 'New Humanist' questions the link between self-loathing and homophobia; 'Sarajevo Notebook' focuses on the politics of the pregnant female body; 'Osteuropa' recalls the history of terrorism on the peripheries of the Russian Empire; 'Blätter' sharpens the definition of modern slavery; 'dérive' examines the infrastructural discrimination of Roma; 'Glänta' joins a European discussion about more than just disintegration; 'Ny Tid' doubts the official version of the coup in Turkey. [more]


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Peak democracy?

"Razpotja" considers the spectres of dictatorship haunting Europe; "Mittelweg 36" examines past and present commitments to democracy; "Blätter" asks if the post-Brexit era spells the beginning of the end for Europe; "Multitudes" anticipates a universal basic income for all; "Krytyka" sees a historical opportunity for Ukrainian politics; "RozRazil" investigates the plurality of meanings embodied in the nation; "Letras Libres" reflects on the rise of speciesism; "Kulturos barai" senses that under conditions of austerity, extremism becomes a norm; and "Vikerkaar" confronts the shock of the Anthropocene. [more]


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Critical junctures

"Index" warns of increasing threats to reporters worldwide; "Polar" discusses the paradoxical appeal of truth in an age of post-truth politics; "Esprit" is up all night on the Place de la République; "Il Mulino" condemns the cruelty of contemporary European politics; "Soundings" assesses the prospects for European solidarity post-Brexit; "Czas kultury" goes cycling; "Revista Crítica" dances to a contemporary tune, whether digitally downloaded or live at a festival; and "Ord&Bild" talks to Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. [more]


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The narrowest of margins

"Arena" contemplates the day in history that most changed the world; "La Revue nouvelle" explores issues of disability and citizenship; "Varlik" remembers Turkish women's rights activist Duygu Asena; "Razpotja" seeks to kick corruption out of public life; "Belgrade Journal" considers 11 July, day of commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide; "Host" devotes an issue to leading Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk; and "Merkur" catches up with Ai Weiwei. [more]


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Not looking closely enough

In "Blätter", Ulrike Guérot offers a corrective to European postdemocracy; "openDemocracy" founder Anthony Barnett states the case for "Bremain"; "Esprit" considers how to eat well and save the planet; "New Humanist" isn't exactly sold on cryonics; "Dziejaslou" dips into the correspondence of a Belarusian prisoner of conscience; "Fronesis" challenges the dominant ideology of capitalist (welfare) societies; and "Syn og Segn" on why a Muslim is not always a Muslim. [more]


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Imperfect universalism

"New Eastern Europe" is well equipped for today's stormy international relations; "Vikerkaar" explores crises of political belonging in France and Europe at large; "NLO" analyses the class war in Russian universities; "pARTisan" considers the public profile of Polish theatre; "Mittelweg 36" lets rip over liberalism's silence; "Res Publica Nowa" revisits the Siege of Kobani; "NAQD" observes Maghreb societies in the throes of transition; and "Multitudes" calls for a kind of people's quantitative easing. [more]


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Stand fast and hold firm

"Kultura Liberalna" speaks to Anne Applebaum; "Osteuropa" analyses Poland's conservative revolution; "Wespennest" devotes an issue to the charismatic hormone, testosterone; "Esprit" wonders what's next after western Middle East fatigue; "Arena" asks if art is important; "Merkur" listens to echoes of Victor Hugo; and "RozRazil" goes to the pub. [more]


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It's something new

"La Revue nouvelle" observes states of emergency in France and China; "Blätter" goes postcapitalist with Paul Mason; "dérive" discovers true heterotopia in the latest Austrian housing syndicates; "Kulturos barai" demands more public intellectuals who can write for and speak to a broader public; "L'Espill" discerns a sudden return of pragmatism to Catalan politics; "Poeteka" samples the textures of literary and Albanian history; and "Springerin" presents parallactic views of eastern European fine art. [more]


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Leaping the boundaries

"Soundings" fashions new languages of solidarity; "Vagant" searches in vain for humanitarian corridors leading to Europe; "Ny Tid" says the essay is a way to political engagement; "Osteuropa" analyses state intervention as practiced in Russia and Hungary; "Merkur" is haunted by selfies picturing the German chancellor; "Index on Censorship" celebrates Shakespearean dissent; and "Letras Libres" traces parallels and disparities between Shakespeare and Cervantes. [more]


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Drastic measures

"Ord&Bild" digs up the pure gold hidden offshore; "openDemocracy" watches UK political system go into a nosedive amid EU referendum storm; "Kultura Liberalna" speaks to Dubravka Ugrešic; "Mittelweg 36" immerses itself in global migration history; "Il Mulino" calls for more cultural entrepreneurship; "Kulturos barai" analyses higher education and its discontents; and "Glänta" offers a whole range of alternative currencies. [more]


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Unholy alliances

"Arena" takes stock of the Arab Spring five years on; "Belgrade Journal" critiques post-colonial tribalism in both Europe and Africa; "Free Speech Debate" considers how best to tackle dangerous speech; "Osteuropa" finds itself in Transcaucasia; "Esprit" analyses anger in contemporary Europe; "Res Publica Nowa" faces up to the threat of "demoncracy"; and "Letras Libres" celebrates Mario Vargas Llosa at 80. [more]


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Of power vacuums and pressure points

"New Eastern Europe" looks beyond post-Soviet space and hits the new Silk Road; "Blätter" condemns new digital colonialism; "New Humanist" considers the ethics of genome editing; "Syn og Segn" speaks to the director of Oslo's new counter-extremism research centre; "La Revue nouvelle" goes in search of solidarity in Brussels; "Vikerkaar" analyses the fear of power vacuums; and "Host" critiques the works of Nobel Literature Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich. [more]


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Searching for home

"Krytyka Polityczna" considers the chances of success for DiEM25; "dérive" pays a visit to departure city Pristina; in "Esprit", Olivier Roy revisits the secularization of the religious; "Multitudes" takes on the populist mediarchy; "Letras Libres" unpacks the translator's toolbox; "A2" explores artistic practices of the Anthropocene; "Ord&Bild" returns to the '80s; and "Merkur" appeals for a poetics of digital knowledge. [more]


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On the explosion of digital devices

"Revue Projet" says climate justice remains within reach; "Razpotja" studies the anthropology of local responses to global changes; "Blätter" insists that an open Europe can succeed if states are strong; "Free Speech Debate" says no one should feel the need to censor themselves; "Varlik" considers the fates of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül; "Mittelweg 36" keeps tabs on the avant-garde of digital capitalism; "Vagant" finds itself between a superabundance of data and a swarm of insects; and "Springerin" critiques the new materiality of today's hi-tech culture. [more]


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Milking the EU cash cow

"Dublin Review of Books" says contagion of nationalism and xenophobia not restricted to central Europe; "Kultura Liberalna" speaks to Wolfgang Streeck about the future of the European peace project; in "openDemocracy", Cas Mudde considers EU sanctions against both Poland and Hungary; "Esprit" looks at how violence spreads in a globalized world; "Res Publica Nowa" analyses banker's madness; "Kulturos barai" sees straight through the misleading trade-off between security and freedom; "L'Homme" revisits gendered images in Cold War visual culture; and "Genero" looks to playwrights Oliver Frljic and Dino Mustafic for an antidote to Yugonostalgia. [more]


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Resisting fatigue

"Index on Censorship" considers the virtues of breaking taboos; in "New Eastern Europe", Andrew Wilson warns of shift in the dramaturgia away from Ukraine; "A2" assesses the challenge that ISIS poses to Europe; "La Revue nouvelle" lines up the new faces of terrorism; "Il Mulino" calls for the gradual naturalization of migrants; "Letras Libres" notes the growing influence of today's media savvy intellectuals; and "pARTisan" is determined to sustain the intellectual resistance. [more]


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The never-ending transition

"Esprit" appeals for a mixed response to terror; "Merkur" talks to Philippe Descola about anthropology; "Czas Kultury" wants radical democracy in the university; "La Revue nouvelle" looks at pre-election Spain; "Vagant" considers translation between Scandinavian languages; "Kultura liberalna" talks to Michael Walzer about Syria; and "Poeteka" recalls life in communist Albania. [more]


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The spectre of statelessness

"Blätter" gives climate diplomacy one last chance; "Host" says suspending censorship is one thing, real ideas and creativity another; "openDemocracy" unravels the twisted logic of extremist ideologies; "L'Espill" champions the diversity of European debate in the face of adversity; "New Humanist" draws lessons from the mid-twentieth-century refugee crisis; "Osteuropa" sees Europe's East blend into the Far East; "Vikerkaar" warns of the perils of securitizing memory; "Mute" speaks to the art critic Hal Foster. [more]


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Of technological waves and political frontiers

"Wespennest" refuses to let the machines takeover; "Letras Libres" sees citizen power as the key to a post-national European democracy; "Soundings" strikes out for a new political frontier in British politics; "Il Mulino" traces the shifting contours of the European debate on sovereignty; "Blätter" seeks ways out of the Catalan impasse; "New Eastern Europe" appeals to Europe's goodwill and openness amid refugee crisis; "Arena" reaffirms the Swedish people's overwhelming support for a humanitarian refugee policy; "Merkur" traverses the analogue-digital divide; and "Esprit" samples the paranoid style in the digital age. [more]


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Beyond imagination or control

"dérive" shares perspectives on collective urbanism; "Springerin" introduces the quantified selfie; "Rigas Laiks" talks to Russian sociologist Alexei Levinson; "Ord&Bild" critiques the American Dream; "Syn og Segn" says there's still some explaining to do about Libya in 2011; "Polar" analyses the latest literary developments in a time of new asymmetric wars; "Mittelweg 36" sees the reintegration of veterans as a window of opportunity; and "Sarajevo Notebook" demands an ethical audit of bioart. [more]


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What animates us?

"Blätter" is adamant that integration will succeed; "A2" says the refugee crisis ought to help us work out what we really care about; "Glänta" enters uncharted, trans-human territory; "Samtiden" reveals why Americans view Scandinavia either as heaven or hell on earth; "Razpotja" reports from inside the captured state of Macedonia; "Multitudes" hatches a plot to exit the Anthropocene; "Merkur" gets personal about knowledge production; "Esprit" considers how democracies might best deal with hate speech; and "Kulturos barai" keeps a keen eye on Internet surveillance strategies. [more]


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If the borders were porous

"Index on Censorship" compares yesterday's spies with those in the new machines; "Krytyka Polityczna" speaks to Seyla Benhabib; "Kultura Liberalna" detects Soviet heritage in CEE responses to refugee crisis; "Krytyka" reassesses the Europe of rules and the Europe of values; "Fronesis" returns to the origins of the family; "Dziejaslou" tracks down an opposition presidential candidate in Belarus; "Varlik" considers September a troubled month in Turkish history; and "Revista Crítica" critiques progress without development in the Amazon. [more]


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That which one does not entirely possess

In "New Eastern Europe", Ivan Krastev reveals how to avoid European disintegration; "Esprit" speaks to Jürgen Habermas; "Transit" weighs in on the battle for the commons against commercial enclosure; in "Il Mulino", Wolfgang Streeck contemplates a common currency turned into a common nightmare; "L'Homme" critiques France's anti-gender movement; "Passage" probes the mechanisms of desire in Proust; "pARTisan" profiles a new generation of Belarusian artists; and "Merkur" discerns a clash between art and its mechanical reproduction. [more]


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A narrative of strength and resilience

"openDemocracy" discerns a crisis of liberal democracy, not migration, in central Europe; "Blätter" suspects Germany could easily have prepared better for the refugee crisis; "Ord&Bild" hangs out with Sweden's black diaspora; "Poeteka" traverses the literary landscape that World War I left in its wake; "Mute" traces gender relations back to the introduction of synthetic silk stockings; "Mittelweg 36" grasps what it means to mark the end of an era; "Kulturos barai" contemplates Facebook's Finlandization of human friendship; "NAQD" traces the fortunes of women's history in the Maghreb; and "New Humanist" analyses the devotion of the tennis fan. [more]


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Still outraged and seeking alternatives

"Kultura Liberalna" discusses the new industrial revolution; "Blätter" predicts that the European divide will keep growing; "Samtiden" says Europe should count itself lucky; "openDemocracy" says the Greek crisis is all about Germany and France; "Soundings" seeks European alternatives; "La Revue nouvelle" considers why the wealthy hate the Greens; "L'Espill" asks whether Podemos and Catalanism can hook up; "Osteuropa" sets the record straight on Russian gas; and "Dialogi" celebrates the power of the documentary. [more]


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Something has to give, soon

"dérive" commits to realizing Lefebvre's urban society; "Esprit" critiques the sharing economy; "Springerin" protests by proxy; "Free Speech Debate" says US net neutrality is the way forward; "NLO" seeks authenticity in the information age; "Il Mulino" speaks to Joschka Fischer; "Arena" finds Sweden Democrats coming out of the shadows; "Host" condemns academic capitalism; and "Merkur" hasn't been so entertained since the "Pickwick Papers". [more]


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Life after debt

"openDemocracy" demands transnational community, not post-democracy; "Intellectum" throws out literary convention as Greek crisis goes from bad to worse again; "Res Publica Nowa" considers the imperial roots of European politics; "Blätter" discerns a case of colonial amnesia in Berlin; "Kultura Liberalna" reimagines Poland in an age of trans-continental migration; "Revue Projet" asks whether France's social welfare system needs repairing or rebuilding; "Glänta" goes in search of the post-traumatic subject; and "Mittelweg 36" replays the Vietnam war in films by Jean-Luc Godard and Chris Marker. [more]


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In search of eutopia

"Index on Censorship" discerns shades of McCarthyism in global threat to academic freedom; "New Eastern Europe" speaks to Ukrainian historian Andriy Portnov about Europe's reinvention; "Krytyka" assesses the chances of success in negotiations between Kyiv and the Donbass; "Letras Libres" speaks to Tzvetan Todorov; in "Multitudes", Antonio Negri and Raúl Sánchez Cedillo respond to the rise of Podemos; "A2" dips into Kenyan, Franco-Senegalese and Afropean literature; "NLO" considers untameable words and animals; in "Syn og Segn", Shabana Rehman Gaarder rejects the notion that animals are created for humans; and "Vikerkaar" watches "The Wire". [more]


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If Greece falls

"Blätter" braces itself for a Grexit; "Varlik" draws lessons from the Turkish general election; "Il Mulino" notes the channels that the Arab Spring has opened up for European Muslim women; "Frakcija" weighs up alternatives to the commodification of knowledge; "La Revue nouvelle" commemorates the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo; "Vagant" confronts the visual culture relating to the Holocaust; "Springerin" examines the aesthetics of crisis; and "Dublin Review of Books" revisits the essays of George Orwell. [more]


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In lieu of political Islam

"New Humanist" notes that Arab atheists are becoming more visible; "Esprit" prints the new postface to Olivier Roy's "The Failure of Political Islam"; "pARTisan" explores Minsk's museum landscape; "Multitudes" tries to understand today's urban terrorism; "Rigas Laiks" explains that power is best represented when hidden; "A2" profiles prophet of the post-capitalist apocalypse Egon Bondy; "Merkur" asks whether the university is still good for intellectual life or just excellence; "Razpotja" appeals to the youth of today to build bridges; and "Arena" reads the latest precariat prose. [more]


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Perfect for television

"New Eastern Europe" has the lowdown on Leviathan's elimination of Boris Nemtsov; "openDemocracy" says talk of tragedy in the Mediterranean will end when taking responsibility begins; in "Blätter", Naomi Klein urges opponents of austerity to join forces with campaigners for climate justice; "Free Speech Debate" questions France's track record as a beacon of free speech; "Mittelweg 36" tries to keep the emotions in check, as the war on terror rages on; "Fronesis" sees a need for a movement of sameness rather than of difference; "La Revue nouvelle" contemplates the limits to autonomy; "Magyar Lettre" takes a trip through the Slovakian literary landscape; "Host" examines the Czech connection in the life and works of Philip Roth; and "Letras Libres" presents a late portrait of Tomas Tranströmer. [more]


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Of punks and dumpster divers

"Wespennest" discovers a wealth of high-end subject matter in junk; "Critique and Humanism" samples eastern European youth cultures; "dérive" has the latest on speculative urbanism from Belgrade Waterfront; "Osteuropa" discerns a torn country in Ukraine; "Dilema veche" recalls the discovery of civil society in Romania; "Akadeemia" reveals a productive affinity between the unnatural and cultural theory; "Free Speech Debate" asks, can a book be too dangerous for the public? and "Sodobnost" proves that literature cannot be contained, stopped or rationed. [more]


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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. [more]


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Everything is PR

"Res Publica Nowa" takes a tactical approach to the propaganda war with Russia; "Soundings" braces itself for the UK's general election; "Arena" tries to understand the life of a young Islamic State warrior; "Osteuropa" narrates European histories of violence; "Syn og Segn" opts for trust over regulation as democracy's mainstay; "Kulturos barai" marks 25 years Lithuanian independence; and "Merkur" re-reads Kittler and Sontag. [more]


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Stop press: The world will not end!

In "Vagant", philosopher Alberto Toscano goes to the heart of today's fanaticisms; "Blätter" wonders where the rise and rise of a German Europe will lead; "Letras Libres" profiles Podemos; "Index" reveals how refugee stories are told; "La Revue nouvelle" slams the framing of the migrant as the ideal suspect; "A2" questions the scope of the Greek parliamentary revolt; in "Il Mulino", Nadia Urbinati sees right through the "Renzi sì, Renzi no" debate; and "Nova Istra" marks the long centenary of World War I. [more]


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Putting the aesthetics back into politics

In "Free Speech Debate", Ian McEwan says freedom of speech is religion's protector; "New Humanist" explains why actor David Oyelowo left British TV to play Martin Luther King in "Selma"; in "New Eastern Europe", Andrew Wilson insists that Russia's propaganda is only skin deep; "Ord&Bild" discerns continuities between Greece's military junta and today's troika; "L'Espill" says we are all Greece; "Merkur" reconsiders the little literary magazine's capacity to bring aesthetic and political objectives under the same roof; Revista Crítica views the Mediterranean from the perspective of a universe of borders; "Passage" hears an echo on the literary telephone line; and "Vikerkaar" remembers moments of reprieve at the theatre in Tartu. [more]


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The right to blaspheme

In "Esprit", a Catholic philosopher defends the right to blaspheme after the Charlie Hebdo attack; "Dérive" visits the unique urban lab that is Germany's post-industrial Ruhr region; "Krytyka" notes the ascendancy of the Russian language in post-Maidan Ukraine; "Frakcija" eavesdrops ArtLeaks' discussion of art and money; "Multitudes" says the art market's rigged; "Letras Libres" celebrates the art of biography; "Mittelweg 36" immerses itself in the world of work; and "Razpotja" says sexualized society leaves much to be desired. [more]


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Everything is falling down, now

In "Glänta", Imogen Tyler deconstructs the asylum invasion complex; in "openDemocracy", Thomas Fazi insists the troika saved the banks and creditors, not Greece; in "Belgrade Journal", Étienne Balibar holds out hope for a new and plural Europe; "Blätter" examines the current craze for pinning everything on your enemy; "Dilema veche" speaks to Razvan Georgescu about how Romania traded Germans for money; "La Revue nouvelle" criticises the international justice system; "Springerin" looks back at 20 years of digital media culture; and "Varlik" remembers Osman Cetin Deniztekin. [more]


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Dance mania and diplomatic parleying

"L'Homme" sets the historical record straight on women at the Congress of Vienna; "Soundings" speaks to Nancy Fraser about a new wave of feminism; "Genero" celebrates Audre Lorde's feminist biomythography; "Kultura Liberalna" discusses the fourth revolution with Adrian Wooldridge; "Osteuropa" slams the silence of German specialists on Russia's interference in eastern Ukraine; "Krytyka" notes the rise of Ukrainian historians as public intellectuals; and "Ord&Bild" explores the violence in never being seen for who you really are. [more]


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Massaging the writer's ego

In "Blätter", Katajun Amirpur discerns a fatal resonance between fundamentalists and critics of Islam; "Index on Censorship" marks 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta; "Krytyka" publishes Stephen Velychenko's open letter to Oliver Stone; "New Eastern Europe" asks, is all quiet on the Baltic front? "L'Espill" looks at the success of microlocal politics in Catalonia; "Il Mulino" slams fast fashion; "Dialogi" insists that the class struggle never left town; "Esprit" takes a course in biopolitics; "Samtiden" tries to pin down a zeitgeist between war and crisis; and "Host" launches a new online journal but won't give up on print just yet. [more]


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The way we let the young into the world

"openDemocracy" outlines how to end violence against women; "La Revue nouvelle" says Europe has let down its young big time; in "New Humanist", British author Philip Pullman slams cuts to arts education; "Dublin Review of Books" reviews the history of the book in 100 books; in "Merkur", Sebastian Conrad sees Eurocentrism replaced by the centrisms of the South; "Osteuropa" enters a brave new world of legitimate, authoritarian regimes; "Syn og Segn" struggles to comprehend the grave state of Russian art and politics; "Revista Crítica" revisits East Timor's failed postcolonial democracy; and "Kritika & Kontext" reveals how Solzhenitsyn made it in the West. [more]


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Another music! Or no music at all!

"Dilema veche" says Romania's new president had better lead the country out of the swamp; "Krytyka" invests its hopes for Ukraine in a new generation; in "Vikerkaar", Rein Müllerson says increasing western pressure on Russia is a mistake; "New Eastern Europe" takes stock of the Maidan one year on, and celebrates literary Krakow; "Blätter" publishes Jaron Lanier's 2014 Peace Prize speech; "Polar" considers debt not a curse but a blessing; "Arena" notes how a feminist party has changed Swedish politics; "Dérive" inspects the "safe city"; in "Kulturos barai", Sajay Samuel warns of the perils of checking your smartphone; and "Multitudes" scopes out the anthropo-scene. [more]


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A centre receding

"Glänta" remaps migration; "Wespennest" heads north; "Mittelweg 36" engages in animal politics; in "Blätter" Marc Engelhardt slams the snail's pace of the Global North's response to Ebola; "Esprit" discerns the rehabilitation of the public sphere in Mediterranean youth uprisings; in "Letras Libres" Mark Lilla asks if there's a Plan B for non-democracies; "Res Publica Nowa" says that what Poland needs now is creativity; and "A2" finds the morphing of lit crit into advertising copy distasteful. [more]


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This revolutionary moment

"Index" looks into the future of journalism; "Transit" keeps alive the memory of the Maidan; in "Syn og Segn", climate optimist Kristin Halvorsen calls for a global price tag on pollution; "Kulturos barai" talks to urban ecologist Warren Karlenzig; "Rigas Laiks" congratulates Reykjavik's first anarchist mayor; "Merkur" discusses photography and the definition of artistic value; "La Revue nouvelle" braces itself for more European political deadlock; "Kritiikki" profiles Russian émigré author Sergei Dovlatov; and "Nova Istra" remembers the Croatian émigré poet Viktor Vida. [more]


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Independence in an age of interdependence

"Soundings" is on tenterhooks about the outcome of the referendum in Scotland; "Krytyka" listens to the music and politics of the Maidan; "Osteuropa" debunks both Putin's ratings and western sanctions against Russia; "New Eastern Europe" looks to Moldova to buck the trend in Russian aggression; "Index" marks 25 years since the Wall came down; in "Belgrade Journal", Gil Anidjar asks if the floodings in the Balkans are a natural or political disaster; "Free Speech Debate" questions the West's supply of digital weaponry to repressive regimes; "Dilema veche" seeks to exit the direct route from 9/11 back into the Middle Ages; and "Letras Libres" speaks to Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez. [more]


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Was Crimea a preliminary exercise?

"New Humanist" laments the loss of two of cultural studies' greats in one year; "Mittelweg 36" discusses Russia's annexation of Crimea; in "Kultura Liberalna", Martha Nussbaum and Alain Finkielkraut debate liberalism and the French burqa ban; "Esprit" gauges the pull of jihad in the new world disorder; "Merkur" says the journal is the medium par excellence to convey the message; "Passage" is on the money in literature; in "Ny Tid" Danish poetry-star Yahya Hassan explains why he hates the concept "migrant literature"; and "Dialogi" assesses the feasibility of utopia, 498 years after Thomas More's famous text. [more]


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What are you doing here?

In "Kultura Liberalna", star economist "Tomás Sedlácek" tells us not to trust economists; "Glänta" asks questions about migration; "Osteuropa" expresses concern over parallels between Ukraine and Bosnia; "Merkur" reveals the true significance of the oligarch's yacht; "openDemocracy" assesses the impact of the longest anti-government protest in Bulgarian history; "Il Mulino" reflects upon Isaiah Berlin's Zionism; in "Blätter" Heribert Prantl argues for a democracy without barriers; "La Revue nouvelle" revisits the effects of the Schlieffen-Moltke plan; "L'Homme" considers the role of women activists in fighting for human rights; "Res Publica Nowa" explores the politics of place, from Pomerania to Istanbul; and "GAM" talks to Edith Ackermann about talent, intuition, creativity. [more]


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The world's echo system

In "ResetDOC", Seyla Benhabib critiques humanitarian reason; "Blätter" reports on Europe's new refugee movement; "openDemocracy" expresses alarm at the expulsions of a predatory capitalism; "Springerin" looks at the Arab Spring's legacy in contemporary art; "Dérive" sees through the technology-driven smart city hype; "Vikerkaar" visits the post-socialist bazaar; "Magyar Lettre" publishes an extract from Endre Kukorelly's memoir; in "Letras Libres", Margaret MacMillan sees parallels between 1914 and 2014; "L'Espill" looks at new forms of Spanish nationalism; "Fronesis" calls for a more radical discussion of crises; and "Schweizer Monat" talks to the lyricist Durs Grünbein. [more]


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Courage of thought vs technocracy

"New Eastern Europe" speaks to Lech Walesa; "Res Publica Nowa" recalls that crises have always mobilized the European spirit; "La Revue nouvelle" warns against the xenophobia at Europe's heart; "Frakcjia" asks whether the immunity of art is merely an illusion; "Dialogi" debates the failures of the Slovenian uprisings; "Intellectum" reads Greece's most discussed book; "A2" champions Czech writers' rights; and "Dilema veche" speaks to acclaimed Romanian writer in exile, Norman Manea. [more]


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Every camera a surveillance camera

"Mittelweg 36" squares the legacy of feminist Shulamith Firestone with modern social movements; "Nuori Voima" insists on celebrating film in an age of media convergence; in "Merkur", Edith Lynn Beer reassembles a transatlantic family history that began in Bukovina; "Letras Libres" discerns in Gabriel García Márquez a tragic victory of imagination over reality; "Vikerkaar" lists the elements of Estonian masculinities; "Lettera internazionale" celebrates its 30th; Esprit contemplates the end of days; "Ord&Bild" will never be a slave to fashion; "Syn og Segn" thinks the agrarian movement should face up to its Anti-Semitic past; and "Arena" paraphrases Horkheimer: if you don't want to talk about capitalism then you had better keep quiet about football! [more]


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All about the beautiful game

"Dublin Review of Books" says the World Cup is no game-changer for Brazil; "Blätter" still believe in football's utopian potential; "Schweizer Monat" speaks to FIFA president Sepp Blatter; "Kulturos barai" bets the coming global energy crisis will wake everyone up again; "Varlik" marks the anniversary of the Gezi protests; "Springerin" stands up for the artist battling with censorship; "Revista Crítica" sees the Brazilian middle class claim its dignity; in "Samtiden", Dag Solstad expresses his dislike of much contemporary European literature; "Host" fears the Czech literary classic is going pop; and "Krytyka Polityczna" compares Indian and Polish democracies. [more]


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New fascisms coated with sugar

"openDemocracy" demands substantive democracy's total transformation after the EU elections; "Esprit" discovers in political bricolage the salvation of Europe; "Schweizer Monat" dives into the parallel world of data; "New Humanist" argues that WWI was just as much about British imperialism as German militarism; "Kultura Liberalna" tries to read Vladimir Putin's mind; "Letras Libres" looks forward to the premier of Mario Vargas Llosa's new play; "Critique and Humanism" observes the transformation of Sofia after a year of protest; "Multitudes" probes forms of collectivity old and new; "Akadeemia" assesses Estonia's ten years of EU membership; and "Dialogi" says a film critic without a film festival is no film critic. [more]


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Elections: The dilemma of the year

"Il Mulino" asks, what hope for the European Union?; "Blätter" warns against paving the way to parliament for the radical Right; "Soundings" looks to a post-euro future, beyond austerity; "Dilema veche" remains ambivalent about Romania's place in the EU; "Ny Tid" calls for a European public sphere; "Merkur" paints a desolate picture of New Europe; in "Vikerkaar", Jaan Kaplinski throws a spanner in the EU's works; "Wespennest" remembers the Albanians who preceded today's victims of Fortress Europe; "pARTisan" looks at global discourse in Belarus; "dérive" states that austerity is no mistake; and "Osteuropa" remembers WWI. [more]


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The Battle of Trafalgar in cyberspace

"Mittelweg 36" observes Edward Snowden following in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King; "Esprit" discovers in nihilism a valuable resource; "Glänta" watches TV; "Belgrade Journal" confronts the ultimate European crisis; "Blätter" urges Europe to take the next exit on the road to post-democracy; "Polar" refuses to be got down by the visual politics of heaviness; "Lettera internazionale" stresses the encounter with, over the inclusion of, the other; "Arena" calls for racism to be kicked out of political life once and for all; "Akadeemia" celebrates its 25th; "Syn og Segn" wants to give Margit Sandemo a literature prize; "Dziejaslou" prefers Belarusian classics to the country's young unruly writers; and "Schweizer Monat" emphasizes the importance of an extremely rich cultural life. [more]


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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? [more]


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Breaking the anthropic cocoon

"Reset" goes behind the scenes of Turkish power politics; "Samtiden" listens to the first hand accounts of child refugees; "Il Mulino" investigates the semi-slavery of migrant agricultural workers; "openDemocracy" keeps an eye on Balkan activism; "L'Espill" referees the footballization of the Catalan question; "Schweizer Monat" ushers in the age of BioArt; "Letras Libres" celebrates the centenary of Octavio Paz; "Varlik" reads Turkish science fiction; and "Host" says real literature is found lying in the mud. [more]


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When TV regimes kick in

"Res Publica Nowa" slams liberal pacifism; "NAQD" greets a resurgent pan-Africanism; "Merkur" anticipates a golden future for quality TV; "New Humanist" rises above it; "Ny Tid" gives Rotten Tomatoes a low rating; "Osteuropa" wonders what happened to eastern Europe's generation X; "Genero" assesses the impact of recession on women in Serbia; "Vikerkaar" addresses the question of evil; "La Revue nouvelle" examines social phobias; and "Blätter" publishes Habermas' latest reflections on the limits of the nation-state. [more]


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Goodbye Gutenberg Galaxy!

"openDemocracy" draws lessons from social movements in Bosnia and Italy; "Mute" embraces digital solidarity; "Schweizer Monat" holds a crisis session with David Runciman; "Esprit" confronts corruption's omnipresence; "Glänta" watches the reader turn the tables at the literary carnival; "Letras Libres" speaks to American poet Robert Hass; "Mittelweg 36" examines how media filters German memory; "Revolver Revue" uncovers unpublished poetic prose after Auschwitz; "Arena" anticipates continued growth on the Swedish far-right; and "La Revue nouvelle" surveys human rights in austerity Belgium. [more]


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The new wretched of the earth

"Springerin" is arrested by images of political events; "Dérive" discovers in the rhythms of everyday life new sources of resilience; "Merkur" raises fundamental questions about the machinery of Germany's government; "Blätter" acknowledges that no machine is infallible; "L'Homme" finds not a single true self in the auto/biographical; "Krytyka Polityczna" reflects on film, factories and capitalism; "Dilema veche" looks rationally at the rise of Hungary's extreme Right; "Ord&Bild" critiques neo-colonialist narratives; and "Reset" reviews Italy's post-political, bitter-sweet box office hit. [more]


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The fragility of democracy

"Blätter" says Prussia was wide awake in 1914; "Rigas Laiks" locates the heart of Euromaidan; "openDemocracy" calls for change in European discourse on migrants; "Res Publica Nowa" seeks new forms of technological citizenship; "Il Mulino" demands that Europe stand by the Balkans; "Dialogi" has a flashback to the creative Eighties; "Mittelweg 36" revisits the former empires of crisis-hit Iberia; "Krytyka" considers Eurasian autocracy; "Gegenworte" enjoys Europe's riotous mixture; "Letras Libres" remains optimistic about public intellectuals; and "Free Speech Debate" reveals the contested meaning of freedom in Tunisia. [more]


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It's back to the future for Eurasia

"New Eastern Europe" notes the coming of age of an interconnected generation; "La Revue nouvelle" disentangles the clash of interests behind the scenes of Euromaidan; "Soundings" contrasts yesterday's cultural bricolage with today's neoliberal culture; "Lettera internazionale" claims the decline of the West is on hold; "Magyar Lettre" imagines not a Fortress Europe but a continent open to other continents; "Multitudes" reviews attitudes towards African art and modern China; "Host" digests the last 50 years of literature and politics; "L'Espill" makes the case for Catalan literature as one among many European literatures; "Kulturos barai" takes a transatlantic perspective on big stories from small countries; "Nova Istra" remembers Mirko Kovac; "Sodobnost" talks about dance; and in "Syn og Segn" Jon Fosse says Catholic mass makes for better theatre. [more]


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Europe's sense of humanity?

"New Humanist" goes up against the emotional barrier around Europe's sense of humanity; "Kulturos barai" raises the crucial questions on Ukraine after Euromaidan; "Blätter" contemplates the world after Snowden; "Merkur" foresees a future of newspapers in both print and pixels; "Arena" questions the logic of the Nobel Committee; "Host" opens a literary can of worms concerning the state of contemporary Czech literature; "Osteuropa" surveys the history of homosexuality and homophobia in eastern Europe; "NZ" critiques the discourse on sexuality in post-glasnost Russia; "Varlik" shows how Deleuze was played out in Gezi Park; "Revista Crítica" takes on the ecological challenges that democracies face globally; "Fronesis" explores the meaning of home and homelessness; and "Esprit" takes stock of world history in a polycentric world. [more]


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Finishing Lolita wasn't easy

"Dublin Review of Books" revisits the unlikely story of how Nabokov's "Lolita" was published; "Krytyka" ponders what awaits Ukraine after the Eastern Partnership summit; "Osteuropa" scrutinizes Russia's isolated take on the Syrian civil war; "Cogito" finds Erdogan's democracy package far from democratic; "Dialogi" has learned to distrust merchants of culture; "Esprit" marks the centenaries of Albert Camus and Paul Ricœur; "Schweizer Monat" demands we stand up to the tyranny of the algorhythm; "Mittelweg 36" finds that the social role of violence has been neglected for too long; "Vikerkaar" declares Latin America healthy and ready for the future; and "Dziejaslou" objects to the excision of the avant-garde. [more]


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The democratization of democracy

"Wespennest" reads the signs and symbols of gender anew; "Transit" sees democracy becoming more of a question than an answer; "Krytyka Polityczna" notes that the EU is strongest where it's least democratic; "Res Publica Nowa" asks who owns my body?; "Blätter" suggests a way out of Fortress Europe; "Il Mulino" assesses the threat of the European North-South divide; "Akadeemia" searches for a solution to the crisis of legitimacy in higher education; "Springerin" examines the art of indebtedness; and in "Samtiden", Karl Ove Knausgård celebrates the writer's unknown partner: the editor. [more]


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The gentrification of the media

"Esprit" follows the new feminist movements; "openDemocracy" considers the role of women in journalism no trivial matter; "Vikerkaar" establishes just who's guiding guided democracy in Russia; "New Literary Observer" gets to grips with the anthropological turn; "Krytyka" imagines a Ukrainian Man Friday and his two Robinsons, Poland and Russia; "Merkur" lifts the lid on the illusion of consensus in the age of social media; "Reset" acknowledges Michael Walzer as publisher and left voice; "La Revue nouvelle" attends to a dance of death and of life; and in "Syn og Segn", Sofi Oksanen explains how literature can change the world. [more]


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A late victory for socialist realism?

"Blätter" acquires a taste for realismo violento; "Osteuropa" gives Russian literary awards its full attention; "New Eastern Europe" wills Europe's integration with the East to succeed; "Dilema veche" follows the new social movement that has erupted around Rosia Montana; "dérive" wants the free society and the urban life NOW; "Revista Crítica" longs for the post-creative city; "Varlik" discovers a poetic politics in the spirit of Gezi; and "Host" still feels more or less at home in Brno's café culture. [more]


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Praising ordinary glories

In "openDemocracy", Romania's post-communist revolution begins with Rosia Montana; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) finds the dream of a two-state solution in shatters, 20 years after the Oslo Accords; "Free Speech Debate" agrees with Mark Zuckerberg: online connectivity is a basic human right; "Sens public" remains optimistic about the fate of the public sphere; in "New Humanist" incoming editor Daniel Trilling confronts Richard Dawkins; "Akadeemia" assumes that an ability to believe is inherent in the human intellect; "Letras Libres" celebrates Camus' 100th birthday; "Dialogi" invites vibrant polemics on culture, the sector of the future; and "Il Mulino" speaks to Vittorio Gregotti, one of the greatest personalities of Italian architecture. [more]


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Post-democratic, sterilized voting

"Letras Libres" predicts the future of the book; "Arena" explains how Obama's weak political persona makes him a hawk; "Mittelweg 36" diffuses a megabyte bomb; "Lettera internazionale" wants to mobilize the people and (re-)make the world; "Esprit" asks what future for political parties?; in "Blätter", the debate between Habermas and Streeck over democracy and capitalism continues; "Schweizer Monat" calls upon European political culture to snap out of its inferiority complex; "Soundings" probes the roots of the Egyptian coup; "Varlik" soaks up the aftermath of the Gezi Park demonstrations; "Nova Istra" revisits the borderlands of Istria; "Revolver Revue" covers the remarkable reversal in the fortunes of socialist realism; and "Ny Tid" wants cultural journals' role in the public sphere to be acknowledged. [more]


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Doubt is still their product

"Index" addresses the multipolar challenge to free expression; "Merkur" finds western demand reduces Russian culture to grotesquery; "Dilema veche" says Romanian territorial ambiguities remain despite EU membership; "Springerin" explores the materiality of text and the digitization of content; "La Revue nouvelle" puts plagiarism in perspective; "Ord&Bild" puts focus on the image; "Krytyka" explains Ukrainian incredulity when it comes to reform; and "L'Homme" consults agony aunts for clues about romantic love. [more]


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The eco-religion of angst

"New Humanist" pays tribute to Iain Banks; "Varlik" listens to an uprising full of wit and humour; "Vikerkaar" compares Chinese and Russian democracy; "Schweizer Monat" attends a philosophical base camp; "Blätter" wants to restore the balance between freedom and security; "Multitudes" has the latest on ecological living; "Osteuropa" switches on to European power-politics; "New Eastern Europe" asks why culture always gets political in eastern Europe; "Res Pulica Nowa" has doubts about organized culture; and "Syn og Segn" calls for more Nynorsk and less Kebab Norwegian. [more]


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Canary in the constitutional coalmine

"Free Speech Debate" weighs up whistleblowing against secrecy; "openDemocracy" doesn't get distracted by "the great Snowden hunt"; "Esprit" dreams of the creolization of the world; "Intellectum" contemplates a return to the drachma; "dérive" locates street art between revolt, repression and commercialism; "Il Mulino" questions the role of the (Italian) president; "Merkur" warns against an adversarial turn in Franco-German relations; "Roots" marks the centenary of The Treaty of Bucharest; and "Dublin Review of Books" asks, does European culture exist? [more]


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It's not worth risking your life for!

"Blätter" catches sight of a third way for Turkish democracy; yet "Magyar Lettre" suspects that (Italian) democracy has failed; "Arena" talks to the Swede that might break up the EU; "Mute" drops print publishing; "Krytyka Polityczna" declares the twenty-first century a century of shame; "Osteuropa" discerns fatal continuities between the Soviet and Putin regimes; "Host" debates mommy porn; "Samtiden" talks to international bestselling author Per Petterson; and "Revista Crítica" scrutinizes the touristification of emotion. [more]


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Unshakeable knowledge of what is good

"Free Speech Debate" hears the call from Istanbul loud and clear: "participatory democracy or bust!"; "Schweizer Monat" demands an end to quibbling over the future of Europe; "L'Espill" ponders the crisis of television; "Esprit" notes that Marseille Capital of Culture 2013 is struggling to shake off its shabby image; "Gegenworte" sees science get a bad press in the media's handling of prominent plagiarizers; "Glänta" celebrates twenty years of publishing, or not...; "Dilema veche" appeals for the kind of basic trust that allows society to advance; "Akadeemia" contemplates life with neither nation nor home; and "Revolver Revue" advises the Czech president to read something lighter than Karel Capek's "Apocryphal Tales". [more]


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Erdogan Style

"openDemocracy" focuses on the eruption of protest in Turkey; "New Humanist" slams multiculturalists for their complacency while "Soundings" sees multiculturalism flourish in Britain; "Blätter" suggests that the winners should be made to pay; "Osteuropa" discerns in Orbán and Putin the negation of 1989; "Springerin" shines a spotlight on the affinity of art and politics; "Merkur" is amused by the rise and foreseeable fall of International Art English; "Dziejaslou" travels to Sweden; and "Letras Libres" talks to a fuming and culturally conservative Marc Fumaroli about money and culture. [more]


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The doomsayers will err, again

"Wespennest" winces at a Europe poised between paralysis and renewal; "Mittelweg 36" applies the lessons of economic history; "Schweizer Monat" raises an eyebrow as John Gray ranks Keynes above Hayek; "Vikerkaar" homes in on the contribution of cultural journals to the European public sphere; "Akadeemia" scrutinizes the nature of (Kierkegaard's) writing and the writing of nature; "Lettera internazionale" mediates between history and memory; "Esprit" lists the perfect ingredients for an authoritarian drive á la Orbán; "Spilne" reveals the real reasons for the shortage of wives in the West; "Krytyka" brands Ukranian political science a pseudo-science; and "New Literary Observer" is bemused by Russian proposals to prohibit cats trampling. [more]


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The middle class doesn't exist

"Arena" and "Fronesis" show class is back with a vengeance; "New Eastern Europe" fleshes out a definition of solidarity; "Dublin Review of Books" discovers that the German language is not so bad after all; "dérive" writes of rats with wings and other urban species; "Index on Censorship" watches free speech take a beating as economic crisis kicks in; "Il Mulino" berates Italy's hybrid and infertile brand of capitalism; "Revolver Revue" is concerned at the post-communist order of things; "Host" announces the arrival of David Foster Wallace in the Czech Republic; and "Magyar Lettre" warns against using the Velvet Divorce as a model for dismantling Europe. [more]


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The modern Mr Valiant-for-truth

"Transit" debates competing models of democracy, modernity and (non)belief; "openDemocracy" introduces the bankster; "Dilema veche" welcomes back the farmer as food producer; "Kulturos barai" and "Schweizer Monat" speak to novelists of the free market era; "Esprit" enters the suburbs of the suburbs; "Rigas Laiks" gets personal and political with Israeli writer Etgar Keret; "Letras Libres" attempts to redefine liberalism; "Prostory" dresses (un)healable wounds; "GAM" traverses spatial sequences; and "Host" screams Murder! [more]


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The race for the newest news

"Merkur" recognizes that timing is not everything, it's also the way you tell it; "Free Speech Debate" tracks the Chinese censors' changes; "L'Espill" searches for another kind of political realism; "Blätter" analyses Germany's energy transition 2.0; "Arena" reports from the battle over the Swedish model; "Osteuropa" celebrates a century of research on eastern Europe; "RozRazil" cringes at a toxic cocktail of crisis and circus; "Sodobnost" brands Slovenia a nation at risk; "A Prior" goes with the ebb and flow of the art world; "Springerin" considers the emancipatory potential of a creative anti-humanism; and "Revista Crítica" examines the destiny of women in war. [more]


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Do you really think you'd be included?

"Il Mulino" is open for online comments on the Italian elections; "Mittelweg 36" fears for democracy; "Blätter" calls for more pressure on Hungary; "Glänta" talks to Nancy Bauer about feminist philosophy; "Sarajevo Notebook" takes on the problem of masculinity in the Balkans; "NAQD" presents a panoramic view of post-independence Africa; "Host" casts a critical eye on the current state of Czech literature; "Varlik" scrutinizes the boom in Turkish literature; "La Revue Nouvelle" warns of a clampdown on free expression; "Res Publica Nowa" questions the role of religion and politics in the modern world; and "Merkur" offers an appreciation of Cold War dissidence. [more]


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More information, less sense

"Lettera internazionale" visits Europe outside Europe; "New Eastern Europe" asks if Russia can really change; "Osteuropa" reassesses 1812; "Krytyka" says the coloured revolutions of the future will be different; "Schweizer Monat" proposes Switzerland as a model for the EU; "Dialogi" claims the people did not benefit from Slovenian independence; "Akadeemia" celebrates 95 years of Estonia; and "Multitudes" warns of the dangers of semiocapitalism. [more]


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Long live the people!

"Esprit" advocates "mariage pour tous!"; "L'Homme" examines the subversive nature of gender; "Genero" asks whether feminism has made any kind of difference; "Rigas Laiks" approves of restraining the powers that be; "Kulturos barai" looks forward to the new world system; "Critique & Humanism" cries long live the people!; "dérive" stresses the street is good for more than just driving; "Magyar Lettre" provides a wealth of perspectives on Europe; "Passage" watches the new novel on TV; and "Merkur" seeks a wider readership for Bulgarian literature. [more]


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It's not always the economy, stupid

"Spilne" says it's not the economy, at least not on the radical right; "Kulturos barai" learns to flourish within limits; "Merkur" declares solidarity sovereignty's foe; "Esprit" publishes Ricœur's unpublished piece on God; "Free Speech Debate" won't compromise: we must be able to talk about this; "Dilema veche" compiles a dossier on the dissidents of today; "Osteuropa" pays homage to Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski; "Host" hits the books fairs; "Springerin" enters the archives, and finds life; "Sodobnost" celebrates the symbiosis of law and literature; and "Ord&Bild" tells of an outsourced dissertation. [more]


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Making the negligible considerable

"Blätter" foresees the avoidable yet certain end to the crises; "Il Mulino" can't see the nation state making an exit any time soon; "Index on Censorship" surveys the world's digital frontiers; "Dialogi" comes face to face with direct democracy; "New Humanist" takes on the miracle mongers; "Gegenworte" pleads for a universal science; "Mittelweg 36" revisits the interwar period; "Lettera internazionale" dwells upon the threshold between nature and culture; "Revolver Revue" realizes that fame might be more easily won at home than abroad; and "Studija" visits the ruins of postwar avant-garde art. [more]


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Artists as collateral damage

"Varlik" surveys the Turkish journals landscape; "Arena" prepares for the worst; "Glänta" revisits the ethnographic museum; "Polar" explores revolutions before and after; "Esprit" calls for a renaissance of the humanities; "openDemocracy" reacts to the Leveson Report; "La Revue nouvelle" faults republican feminism; "Host" talks to Karol Sidon, playwright and Rabbi; and "Sodobonost" celebrates political cartoonist Hinko Smrekar. [more]


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Spectacular pinkness

"Soundings" says liberal feminism isn't up to the job; "Merkur" publishes an all-women issue without women's issues; "Blätter" surveys the intellectual property battlefield; "L'Espill" does the sums for Spain and Catalonia; "Letras Libres" sees no more "independentistas" than before; "Dialogi" reads purloined letters and leaked emails; "Kulturos barai" asks what is to be done on a full planet; "La Revue Nouvelle" finds Flemish separatism at the centre of Belgian politics; "Vikerkaar" considers Latvian integration policy academic; "dérive" claims the right to the city; and "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) can't believe that the EU will get the Nobel Peace Prize. [more]


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Art is a pleasure technology

"Kritika & Kontext" asks why we bother with art; "Sodobnost" enumerates the deadly sins of Slovene politics; "Blätter" finds democracy in bad shape everywhere; "Il Mulino" sides with Draghi; "Schweizer Monat" gets tax advice from Peter Sloterdijk; "Dilema veche" finds Mircea Cartarescu in a good mood; "Res Publica Nowa" says urban politics must step up a level; "Ord&Bild" experiments with animals and humans; and "Dziejaslou" remembers the many names of Minsk's Savieckaia. [more]


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A place with no present

"Wespennest" fathoms Europe's Mare nostrum; "New Humanist" takes the bigger picture on blasphemy; "Kulturos barai" talks to Norman Lillegard about the vices of others; "Merkur" can't see Germany in the role of European hegemon; "Mittelweg 36" reads Monopoly as cultural script; "La Revue Nouvelle" says no thanks to think-tanks; "New Literary Observer" charts gender politics in twentieth-century Russia; "NZ" asks what happened to Russia's liberalization; and "Esprit" takes a recce of urban public space. [more]


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A heart-lung machine for Europe

"Osteuropa" positions Russia between upheaval and regression; "Blätter" takes the threat of a Greek Weimar seriously; "Revolver Revue" gives the word to two rebels of Czech letters; "Nova Istra" slams political escapism in Croatia; "Fronesis" revisits Marx and the coloniality of labour; "Studija" gets nostalgic about Lithuanian flower power; and "Vikerkaar" reads Russian-Baltic writing from nowhere. [more]


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Fishing in troubled cultural waters

"Dialogi" faces an uncertain future in the Cultural Capital of Maribor; "Index on Censorship" awaits Lord Leveson's verdict; "Ord&Bild" checks the facts behind shock doctrine theory; "Schweizer Monat" clashes with Ulrich Beck over Europe; "Kulturos barai" endorses good-old fashioned bookkeeping; "Esprit" proposes ways out of the new poverty; "Magyar Lettre Internationale" reviews two books on the Armenian cult of the dead; "Dilema veche" attacks Romania's "socialist" attitude to the EU; and "Host" reminds Czech readers that Slovak literature exists. [more]


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The posterboy of postmodernity

"Merkur" debates the power and powerlessness of experts; "Res Publica Nowa" locates Poland's middle class; "La Revue nouvelle" takes populism seriously; "Blätter" wants to re-politicize Europe; "Mute" refuses to make demands; "Multitudes" revolts; "Akadeemia" celebrates 100 years of Estonian film; "Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais" reads street papers and self-help literature; and "Samtiden" asks what created Breivik. [more]


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Democracy and arithmetic

"New Humanist" takes a reasonable line on circumcision; "Dilema veche" despairs of political innumeracy; "Soundings" counts the winners and losers of the global auction for jobs; "Arena" criticizes a system that prevents women having it all; "Mittelweg 36" sees the "Collateral murder" video for what it is; "dérive" talks about the weather and the city; "Springerin" features angry artists; and "Ny Tid" says the e-book has a place on the library shelf. [more]


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A world as narrow as a coffin

"OpenDemocracy" debates the greatness of the "Great British Summer"; "Glänta" visits the whitest spot on the map; "Schweizer Monat" talks to Richard Sulík, Europe's Jehovah's Witness; "Free Speech Debate" explains why the EU's harmonization machine should stay away from history; "La Revue Nouvelle" loses sleep over Europe; "Vikerkaar" examines the dark side of exported democracy; "Esprit" spends time with Simone Weil, our contemporary; "Lettera internazionale" feminizes collective memory; "Merkur" looks at how German intellectual debate got to where it is today; and "Letras Libres" reads the "ex-centrics" of Spanish language literature. [more]


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Very, very, very bad for democracy

"Letras Libres" talks to Mario Vargas Llosa about cultural decline; "Rigas Laiks" talks to Michael Ignatieff about Isaiah Berlin; "Kulturos barai" talks to John Cobb about homo economicus; "Gegenworte" talks to Abbas Khider about borders; "Blätter" wants Utopia and it wants it now; "Syn og Segn" isn't happy about the Lex Breivik; "Dilema veche" rallies against a political attack on culture; and "Revolver Revue" unleashes a righteous philatelic fury. [more]


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A uniquely soporific streak

"Sarajevo Notebook" remembers the siege obliquely; "Merkur" plumbs the depths of tedium; "Dublin Review of Books" re-assesses the right to know; "Free Speech Debate" defends the losers of Olympic IP law; "Roots" returns to a perennial question; "Polar" syllogizes cities; "Osteuropa" looks warily at the cultural messianism of Russkiy Mir; "Blätter" rises to the global-social challenge; "Krytyka Polityczna" talks to artists with crazy ideas that might just work. [more]


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The Vatican of sport

"Krytyka" tracks the rise and rise of FEMEN; "Index on Censorship" puts sport on trial; "L'Homme" gazes at spectacular women; "New Humanist" asks whether Mormonism will matter in November; "Mehr Licht" burlesques meditations on Albanian national identity; "L'Espill" pays tribute to Joan Fuster, the critical Catalanist; "Dilema veche" detects waning Francophone influence; and "Dialogi" jogs folk memories of Maribor's ancient heritage. [more]


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Pirouetting on the edge of the abyss

"Esprit" asks where the artists and writers are in times of crisis; "Akadeemia" revokes universal laws of progress; "Blätter" scents the winds of change blowing across the eurozone; "Kulturos barai" contends that small is more beautiful than ever; "Samtiden" says that Norway is at war, but the Norwegians don't know it; "Mittelweg 36" analyses imperial violence; "Springerin" claims cultural studies were overhyped but underrated; "Rigas Laiks" interviews Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia's model modern statesman. [more]


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The invisible guillotine

"Magyar Lettre" says the moral of the Icelandic economic saga is...; "Free Speech Debate" thinks less data protection is good for privacy; "Res Publica Nowa" calls football culture a symptom of festive post-tribalism; "Ny Tid" wants Finland to talk about its concentration camps; "Merkur" warns against physiognomic literalism; "Sodobnost" speculates on art's role beyond Hegelian finality; "Multitudes" conceptualizes the transmigrant; "Arena" sticks up for relativism; "Dziejaslou" has no time for conceptual art and all that nonsense; "La Revue Nouvelle" finds the seeds of change in the regions. [more]


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A protest of Scrooges

"Kulturos barai" talks to Daniel Chirot about modernity, crisis and ideology; "NZ" plots the new Russian class-consciousness; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) asks which way the middle class will swing; "Wespennest" explains what anarchism can do for you; "Dilema Veche" recalls better days for Romanian journalism; "Reset" abandons print for web; "Letras Libres" reveals the political Borges; "dérive" rescues the bungalow from historical oblivion; and "Vikerkaar" profiles Estonian situationist duo Johnson & Johnson. [more]


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Sudden and slow-acting poisons

"Mittelweg 36" re-reads Jean Améry on torture; "Free Speech Debate" takes on hate speech laws and superinjunctions; "Esprit" enters the French debate on incest; "New Humanist" says rationalism won't stop witch hunters; "Merkur" makes the case for binding quotas for women; "Wespennest" calls for more women essayists; "Osteuropa" considers the future of European security; "Lettera internazionale" decolonizes the European mind; and "Sarajevo Notebook" seeks out the golden oldies of Roma pop. [more]


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Not a Prospero in sight

"Soundings" is disenchanted by the London Olympics; "Ny Tid" seeks its way out of the European labyrinth; "Blätter" says that Europe is democratic, just that no one knows it; "GAM" predicts that the urban future will be dense; "Multitudes" explores political counter-fictions; "Cogito" explains why queer friendship upsets the state; "Critique & Humanism" gets sentimental about politics; "Revista Crítica" joins up social vulnerability and natural risk; and "Host" pays its respects to Josef Skvorecky. [more]


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Transcendent and instinctively transgressive

"Index" looks back on forty years of free-speech campaigning; "Esprit" asks "Où en sont les philosophes?"; "Visegrad Insight" unites central Europe's disparate parts; "Kulturos barai" talks to Gerard Delanty about citizenship and heritage; "Samtiden" attempts to shake Norwegians out of euro-complacancy; "Lettera internazionale" pinpoints the new in the new protest wave; "Syn og Segn" shifts the focus from climate back to the environment; and "Merkur" historicizes the concept of real-time. [more]


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To hell in a handbasket

"openDemocracy" says "big lunch" won't stop white flight; the "Dublin Review of Books" brings good tidings from recent atrocitology; "Glänta" rehabilitates radical chic; "A Prior" accompanies Picasso to Palestine; "Krytyka" finds Ukrainian intellectuals fighting a losing battle on two fronts; "Multitudes" observes NGOs cosying up to power; "l'Espill" calls the captains to account as Valencia sinks into recession; and "RozRazil" relishes the rain. [more]


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There's no neutrality of living

"Osteuropa" asks Alexy Navalny how he intends to restore Russia's greatness; "Blätter" warns that Fukushima has only just begun; "Mute" lends protest political articulacy; "Dilema veche" welcomes Romanian dissent, as far as it goes; "Dziejaslou" publishes Uladzimier Niaklajeu's prison poetry; "La Revue nouvelle" untangles Belgium's university reforms; "Vikerkaar" reads Agamben on friendship; and "Merkur" says there's no alternative to filtering. [more]


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On the campaign trail

"Intellectum" seeks culprits for the Greek disaster; "Transit", "Esprit" and "Ny Tid" follow presidential campaign trails in Russia, France and Finland; "New Humanist" says culture, not genes, is what got humans by; "Kulturos barai" raises the tone of the Lithuanian-Jewish debate; "Mittelweg 36" reads Kleist as prototypical propagandist of asymmetric war; and "Ord&Bild" portrays the artist as researcher. [more]


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Naive, the hawks would say

"Ny Tid" says that only diplomacy can defuse the Iranian bomb; "NAQD" warns that the Arab revolutions are not as feminist as the West thinks; "Blätter" wants an enquiry into institutional racism in Germany; "Letras Libres" pays its respects to a rare revolutionary; "Arena" asks the bane of the Norwegian far-Right to explain Breivik; "Res Publica Nowa" struggles for objectivity amidst the tyranny of opinion; "Merkur" is still angry with Kohl; Springerin observes how artists lead the market when it comes to precarity; "L'Homme" finds that international development begins in the home; and "Vikerkaar" reads 150 years of Estonian thanatography. [more]


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The organized upperworld

"Osteuropa" analyses Hungarian politics in upheaval; the "Dublin Review of Books" says together, small EU-states are strong; "Reset" asks Napolitano what Einaudi would have done; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) goes deep into debt; "dérive" inspects the foundations of Red Vienna; "Esprit" says home-owning is not the solution to the French housing crisis; and "Studija" urges western art critics to get past Cold War clichés. [more]


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A new way to talk politics

"New Humanist" predicts religion might be Romney's downfall; "Mittelweg 36" wants more justice through more Europe; "Merkur" seeks guidance in founding principles; "La Revue nouvelle" reports on a big day for democracy in Belgium; "Osteuropa" finds European standards wanting in Croatian history books; "Magyar Lettre" exposes the Belarusian blind spot in Milosz's native realm; and "The Hungarian Quarterly" talks to László Krasznahorkai about God, the world and (the end of) literature. [more]


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"Transparency" in scare quotes

"Esprit" sheds new perspectives on the Arab Revolutions; "Gegenworte" argues that good science is good business; "Index on Censorship" calls for greater transparency in pharmaceutical trials; "Arena" sees Swedish transparency clouded by closed Stasi archives; "La Revue Nouvelle" says beware "transparency", it's not what it seems; "Dileme veche" accounts for Romania's lack of international clout; "Varlik" examines society's conscience; and "Ord&Bild" gets positive reviews. [more]


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Itching powder for the Left

"Blätter" warns of a Schmittian turn in European politics; "Soundings" speaks for socialist England; "Merkur" signs off the end of an editorial era; "Osteuropa" seeks reasons for Russia's retarded democracy; "Samtiden" asks what if Breivik had been an Arab; "Syn og Segn" talks to Yoko Ono about the importance of an empty mind; "L'Espill" scrutinizes Spain's new far-Right; and "Host" celebrates Czech balladeer Karel Jaromir Erben. [more]


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Delaying the nemesis

"Esprit" ponders German contradictions; "Polar" cautions against playing safe; "Lettera internazionale" obtains Adriatic equilibrium; "dérive" enjoys urban pleasures; "Vikerkaar" theorizes cultural explosions; "Akadeemia" disregards the perennially contrary; "Dialogi" revisits the classic avant-garde; and "Springerin" reappraises the art of diplomacy. [more]


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The crass defence of Christendom

"New Humanist" lays to rest the myth of Christian values; "Glänta" watches racism mutate; "Vikerkaar" calls Breivik the first terrorist of the European New Right; "Wespennest" explores Austria as it is; "Magyar Lettre" seeks alternatives to regime architecture; "Merkur" dwells on the Green vision of self-induced annihilation; "Blätter" says Iranian philosophers prove Islam can do democracy; "Studija" doubts good art needs the kudos of victimization; and "NLO" re-reads Enlightenment cosmopolitanism. [more]


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Foreign, all too foreign

"Varlik" sees the Gastarbeiter turn 50; "Cogito" (Turkey) misses coverage of civil disobedience in the Turkish press; "Arena" predicts the downfall of the euro; "Esprit" asks what's driving employees over the edge; "Mittelweg 36" finds nothing ordinary about ordinary men; "Intellectum" talks to genocide lawyer William Schabas; "La Revue nouvelle" says the working class still frightens Europe's conservatives; "NZ" examines the national form of proletarian content; and "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) reads Gombrowicz to understand the depravities of today's far-Right. [more]


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Anything but democracy

"Blätter" suggests a way to make Europe future-fit; "Lettera Internazionale" likes the pace and plurality of the South; "Fronesis" prefers the critique to the critiqued; "Dilema veche" finds Europe in thrall to a nationalist minority; "Dziejaslou" consults augurs and magic realists; "Res Publica Nowa" asks what Poles want of their leaders; "Multitudes" enters gaseous modernity; and "Du" bursts the neuro-bubble. [more]


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The fictions of finance

"Index" says art is first in line for censorship worldwide; "openDemocracy" asks whether the eurocrisis is a moral crisis; "Blätter" thinks the Web can still be saved; "Syn og Segn" seeks solutions to Internet extremism; "Gegenworte" has discovered the fountain of youth; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) encounters south-Slavic cultural unity on Mount Tito; "Kulturos barai" celebrates Tadeusz Konwicki's visions of homeland; and "Ord&Bild" talks to Steve Sem-Sandberg about writing and research. [more]


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The heresy of common sense

"New Humanist" tracks the tremors after 9/11; "Merkur" refuses to conform to non-conformism; "The Hungarian Quarterly" offers no way out of the intractable Roma problem; "Osteuropa" examines the siege of Leningrad as problematic lieu de mémoire; "Samtiden" takes comfort in what isn't happening in Norway; "Du" venerates Roberto Bolaño; "Studija" sheds light on the Venice Biennale; "Dialogi" criticizes moonlighting theatre critics; and "Vikerkaar" ponders the Finno-Ugric scattergun approach. [more]


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My girlfriend's earlobe

"Magyar Lettre" widens the multiculturalism debate; "Soundings" provides a surprisingly positive perspective on the European crisis; "Arena" talks to Wendy Brown about identity politics, secularism and neoliberalism; "Mute" says the UK phone-hacking scandal will lead to less press freedom; "Mittelweg 36" examines the camp from WW I to Abu Ghraib; "Esprit" considers the role of chance in political decision making; "Reset" is embarrassed by the lack of a mosque in Milan; and "L'Homme" tells the story of the lieutenant nun. [more]


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The frothy surf of anxiety

"Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) says don't dismiss Breivik as a madman; "Transit" asks why political art must be ambiguous; "Springerin" is optimistic about the Arab spring; "Osteuropa" reviews the highs and lows in latest Russian fiction; "NLO" frets about the vampiric turn; "Dilema Veche" reads Cioran's Securitate file; "Merkur" rails against German provincialism; "Kulturos barai" wants more cultural cooperation in the Baltics; and "Cogito" interviews Julia Kristeva. [more]


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We're not from there

"Osteuropa" finds Poland on the sidelines of Europe; "Blätter" says democracy mustn't stop at the borders of the nation; "Studija" views Lithuanian art at the Venice Biennale, or not; "Res Publica Nowa" treads the pavements of Central Europe; "dérive" reclaims the night; "Esprit" discusses privacy, regulation and the Web; "Multitudes" considers commonality; "Dialogi" gets paranoid; and "Passage" occupies itself with occupation culture. [more]


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Vulnerabilities everywhere

"Index on Censorship" calls for a mature debate on privacy; "Blätter" sees DSK as today's chauvinist writ large; "New Humanist" says neuroscience just doesn't get it; "Reset" features the leading lights of Islamic reformism; "Kulturos barai" fears Satanic mills across the border; "GAM" thinks its time to get antagonistic; "Revista Crítica" revisits architectural debates of the 1960s; and "L'Espill" lets Balkan writers correct European misconceptions. [more]


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How it eats, mates and swims

"Esprit" rediscovers the spirit of '68 across the Mediterranean; "Blätter" says Germany needs help becoming European again; "Mute" exposes austerity's logic; "Glänta" classifies everything; "Merkur" finds denouncing Nazis neither big nor clever; "Mittelweg 36" sees little new in Germany's new middle-class protest movement; "Samtiden" thinks intellectuals should exercise less and smoke more; and "Host" resists making another statue out of Czeslaw Milosz. [more]


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Perfectly lacquered lives

"Magyar Lettre" examines its prejudices about Others; "Du" asks who's afraid of Ai Weiwei; "Wespennest" does a nature issue; "Syn og Segn" calls for open debate on Norway's military presence in Afghanistan; "Ny Tid" talks to Iryna Vidanava on free speech in Belarus; "Dziejaslou" re-reads Milosz and Bykau; "Res Publica Nowa" imagines homelands and disappearing borders; "NZ" negotiates Russia's gender-power nexus; "Osteuropa" details the legal travesties of the second Khodorkovsky trial; and "NLO" interprets meteorological metaphors of revolution. [more]


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The size of the cake itself

"Dilema veche" listens to Michnik and Plesu on resistance through culture; "Arche" hears from those who were THERE on 19 December 2010; "Arena" talks to an Armenian in Istanbul; "Osteuropa" charts Arctic politics, society and environment; "Springerin" exposes the feminist roots of Islamophobia; "Ord&Bild" pays attention to children; "dérive" explores links between Nazism and department stores; "Lettera" fights for a better body politics; and "Vikerkaar" is madly happy. [more]


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Firefighters or architects?

"Mittelweg 36" gets an earful from Jacques Delors about politicians' lack of Eurovision; "Blätter" says no European demos without risk-taking; "New Humanist" reads a "Good Book" instead of the Bible; "Host" finds out why the Czechs, unlike the Poles, can get by without God; Polar pleads for a new culture of dying; "Esprit" compares conservative ethics of catastrophe with the new revolutionary optimism; "Mute" considers radical politics and the supreme fiction of art; "Merkur" insists on the complexity of democratic negotiation; and "Beton" takes part in an Albanian-Serbian dialogue. [more]


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It wasn't, it didn't, and it won't

"Soundings" finds privatized solutions bad for care and carers; "Reset" issues a moral reprimand from a bishop and a socialist; "Edinburgh Review" talks to the poet cum editor Alan Gillis; "The Hungarian Quarterly" distinguishes a sense of injustice from false patriotism; "Vikerkaar" puts a damper on revolutionary idealism; "Le Monde diplomatique" says the energy debate is about more than nuclear power; "Fronesis" renegotiates the boundaries of man and nature; "Studija" critiques art criticism; and "A Prior" proclaims the narrative turn in performance art. [more]


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God plus printing

"Merkur" snorts at the notion of intellectual popularity; "Host" hails the return of the real in new Flemish literature; "Dziejaslou" discusses Belarusian authors' favourite postmodern game; "Blätter" says beware the pseudo-consensus on renewables; "Du" leads the exodus offline; "Sarajevo Notebook" hears of an immigrant's double life; "NAQD" redefines female migration; "Arena" detects Nordic racism behind politically correct code words; and "Kulturos barai" demands historical crimes be treated equally. [more]


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Unprecedented but not unexpected

"Esprit" inspects the building site that is French democracy; "Index" tells a cautionary tale about anti-censorship software; "Osteuropa" recommends that Europe learn from America for a change; "Dilema veche" finds fear and loathing blocking Romanian society; "Springerin" hears Immanuel Wallerstein on the world revolution of '68; "Syn og Segn" relates the rarely-told story of Norwegian women's resistance in WWII; "Lettera Internazionale" hopes for more enlightened bosses; "Vikerkaar" says the folk weren't as backward as folklorists think; and "Du" profiles René Burri, Switzerland's photographer of world history. [more]


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A strange kind of paradise

"New Humanist" comments on Britain's anti-feminist backlash; "Blätter" discusses Muslims as the better Europeans; "Merkur" says there are neighbours and then there are neighbours; "Magyar Lettre" is haunted by central European multilingualism; "Host" reads Czech prison writing; "Samtiden" thinks journalists should stay behind the police cordon; "Ord&Bild" finds WikiLeaks too important to leave to a few activists; "L'Espill" knows that not everything permitted to Spanish politicians is honest; and "Mittelweg 36" explores mutations in on- and offline friendship. [more]


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Irony as painkiller

"Osteuropa" draws conclusions from Lukashenka's crackdown; "Studija" enters Belarus through art's portal; "Esprit" finds political Islam subjugating the preacher to the prince; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) revels in Arabic revolts; "Arena" warns that dropping multiculturalism could be fatal; "Varlik" sees The Satanic Verses still creating waves in Turkey; "Vikerkaar" is underwhelmed by Sofi Oksanen's novel The Purge; "NZ" considers Russian modernization fundamentally archaic; "Revista Crítica" discusses women in public and women in private; and "Ny Tid" calls for contextualization, not censorship of the n-word. [more]


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The invisible elbow

"Blätter" sees the lie of the nation persisting in Europe; "Reset" speaks some home truths about Italy; "Glänta" shows how the dead are (ab)used by the living; "Res Publica Nowa" scents political necrophilia in Poland; "Multitudes" claims its right to the city; "dérive" welcomes the illogic of signs; "Merkur" gets to the bottom of homo economicus; "Dialogi" is not amused by Slovenian political rhetoric; and "NLO" sides with Platonov's revolutionary animals. [more]


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"The reality I've been referring to..."

"Index" asks if international attention gets writers out of prison; "Esprit" talks about the bloody side of heroism; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) calls WikiLeaks an informal truth commission; "Ny Tid" digs up a 200 year-old quote on new media; "Mittelweg 36" explains the enduring fascination of Adorno, Arendt, Benjamin et al.; "Kulturos barai" keeps it passionately platonic; "Soundings" finds Europe's low-wage hinterland still in shock; "Gegenworte" witnesses a heated dispute between mathematicians; "Osteuropa" meets Asiatic despots all over; and "Studija" seeks the true value of art. [more]


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The Hungarian trade-off

"The Hungarian Quarterly" hears recollections about Bartók; "Ord&Bild" finds self-deception at the root of Hungary's crisis; "Dilema veche" asks what kind of capitalism for eastern Europe; "Merkur" defends Israel from the anti-nationalists; "New Humanist" says monster myths distort debate about science; "Multitudes" immerses itself in future TV; "Blätter" doesn't trust the would-be guardians of cyberspace; "Magyar Lettre" considers the roots of Ostalgia; "L'Homme" examines the symbolism of milk, blood and DNA; and "Syn og Segn" sees extreme sports as the new rites of passage. [more]


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Organized minimalism

"Merkur" puts kilometres of cellulose behind it; "Blätter" proposes national solutions to a global problem; "Esprit" says EU economic policy is more political than it pretends; "Kulturos barai" reclaims the Enlightenment mission of the university; "Arena" argues for Swedish aid not troops; "L'Espill" sets limits to mass tourism; "Osteuropa" reports on mudslinging in Hungary; "Dziejaslou" appeals for Tolstoyan non-violence; and "Du" finds its distorted reflection in the mirror of Tomi Ungerer. [more]


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Habsburgia reduced to its urban core

"Transit" encounters eastern Europe with Tony Judt; "Polar" advances (critically) into a brighter future; "Critique & Humanism" debates the challenge to democracy; "Springerin" dissects the Solidarnosc logo; "Samtiden" sees the Norwegian pendulum swing from diversity to assimilation; "Vikerkaar" finds charlatans thriving at scientific conferences; "Roots" joins a readers' circle interpreting Marx anew; and "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) works out in cyberspace. [more]


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Stories that products tell

"Blätter" purges itself of its inner car; "Esprit" discovers in Lebanon a nascent Arab multiculturalism; "Wespennest" revisits Jugoslavija; "Dilema veche" quotes Herta Müller on the selfishness of "cultural resistance"; "Kulturos barai" compares notes with Bulgarian intellectual Ivaylo Ditchev; "Arche" anthologizes Slovakia for Belarusian readers; and "Du" explores the transformations of Tilda Swinton. [more]


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Concrete touched by Mies

"New Humanist" takes the ism out of Humanism; "Merkur" calls for collective responsibility; "Host" discusses modernism with novelist Simon Mawer; "Studija" looks at the shimmering layers of Latvian abstract art; "Mittelweg 36" analyses the brave new world of the elderly; "NLO" reads Solzhenitsyn, anti-progressivist warts and all; "Arena" questions some persistent myths about human trafficking; "Edinburgh Review" says the party is over in austerity Scotland; "Revista Crítica" examines memory and representation in post-dictatorships; and "Sens Public" embraces the Biblical paradox. [more]


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I decide how I live my Islam

"Blätter" lets a German Muslim speak for herself; "Dilema veche" ridicules Romanian kowtowing to French racism; "Esprit" and "Reset" come out strongly against the burqa ban; "Hungarian Quarterly" predicts minority politics will top Hungary's European presidential agenda; "NZ" talks to writer Mavis Gallant about the futility of revolutions; "Glänta" converses with poets who refuse to speak; and "dérive" wakes up urbanists to the suburbanization of the planet. [more]


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"I never watch television"

"Soundings" doubts the official discourse of military heroism; "Vikerkaar" finds plenty of liberty, some equality, but very little fraternity; "Index" talks to Daniel Barenboim about music and censorship; "Ord&Bild" asks if the TV drama is the new and better novel; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) argues that Wikileaks punctures the myth of the death of journalism; "Kulturos barai" recalls the intellectual force of Hungarian samizdat; "Osteuropa" watches Poland and Russia come together over Katyn; and "Syn og Segn" is embarrassed by Stoltenberg's fawning upon Obama. [more]


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Varicoloured stacks of indignation

"Critique and Humanism" watches the democracy of opinion in action; "Esprit" finds uses for the pessimism of Ivan Illich; "Merkur" administers a potent dose of liberalism; "Blätter" urges the Left to reclaim progress; "Samtiden" is cautiously optimistic about the European project; "Reset" sees Muslim social networking taking off; "Ny Tid" asks whether Wikileaks can trigger political change; and "Lettera Internazionale" journeys to a strange country. [more]


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The many, messy histories

"New Humanist" sees no humanitarian solutions to political crises; "Fronesis" asks who the People are; "Osteuropa" examines the gaffe-prone politics of European identity; "Dilema veche" says leaving Romania is the most effective form of protest; "L'Homme" revisits 19th-century arguments for the abolition of prostitution; "Arena" questions the impact of the Swedish Sex Purchase Act; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) avoids another story of western selflessnes; and "Studija" welcomes a timely exhibition of Soviet-era painting. [more]


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Performative biographism

"Passage" finds contemporary Danish literature is all about me, me, me; "Vikerkaar" offers a perspective on contemporary European literature; "Mittelweg 36" asks who is authorized to speak about rape; "Revista Crítica" argues that trafficking laws omit the crucial factor of citizenship; "Gegenworte" observes art and science converge in the study of living systems; "Res Publica Nowa" takes a dispassionate approach to political debate; "Springerin" sees artists failing to respond to Right culture; and "Dilema veche" explains why in Romania only the mad refuse a bribe. [more]


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The grandmother of mass communication

"Index on Censorship" celebrates freedom on the airwaves; "New Humanist" commends the old-fashioned virtue of paying attention; "Blätter" digs for the moral source of human rights; "Merkur" launches a Luhmann-inspired attack on coalition politics; "Osteuropa" rescues a great Soviet composer from oblivion; "NZ" attempts an anti-history of Stalinism; "Dialogi" convenes a rethink on copyright; and "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) unveils another cartoon controversy. [more]


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The better secularism

"The Hungarian Quarterly" finds self-interest at work in US policy on Hungary; "Osteuropa" says home is not where Jobbik is; "Transit" seeks the better secularism; "Blätter" considers Obama's worst-case climate scenario; "Varlik" enrols at the Nazim Hikmet University; "Akadeemia" reads Wittgenstein and Heisenberg; "Merkur" sees in theatre proof of Germans' cultural citizenship; and "Studija" welcomes the new simplicity in contemporary Latvian painting. [more]


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The art of motorcycle tolerance

"Mittelweg" 36 publishes the correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Leni Yahil; "Edinburgh Review" admires Tokyoites' immunity to noise; "Kritika & Kontext" remembers Slovak poet and dissident Juraj Spitzer; "Dialogi" refuses to gush about the European Capital of Culture; "dérive" pushes for participatory art in urban development; "Esprit" goes beyond the painting chimpanzee; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) says Mani Pulite was no more than a dusting down; and "Dziejaslou" writes on radiation and vanishing memory. [more]


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African football's final hurdle

"Magyar Lettre" writes on and from the borderless city of Pécs; "Host" munches on the literary Big Apple; "A Prior" takes a reflective turn; "Blätter" cheers for Bafana Bafana; "Dilema veche" sheds no tears for Romanian civil servants; "Arena" says Swedish foreign policy is a solo show; "Reset" tells the Lega Nord to get off its patch; "Osteuropa" looks at images of old age in eastern Europe; "NLO" deconstructs the open-closed dichotomy; "Kulturos barai" finds itself in a mock democracy; and "Syn og Segn" uncovers nationalisms in the Eurovision Song Contest. [more]


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The Armageddon-obsessed superstructure

"Mute" puts the brake on the apocalyptic tendency; "Vikerkaar" rocks to the sound of China's ascent; "Wespennest" sees more than the tip of the literary iceberg; "Glänta" reaches for its gun; "Dialogi" asks where all the feminists went; "Samtiden" heals the feminist rift; "Arche" seeks a post-Soviet "genius urbis"; "NZ" explores municipal governance in a globalized world; and "New Humanist" says debunk the denialists, but beware of dogmatism. [more]


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Rituals of outrage

"Sarajevo Notebook" sees no end to the post-socialist beginning; "Polar" responds to critics of the kleptocratic state; "Blätter" tells social democrats where to go; "Host" talks to Slovak novelist Pavol Rankov; "Springerin" considers opera's strictures to be just the ticket; "Merkur" discovers Schopenhauer's cuddly side; "Critique & Humanism" clarifies what analytic philosophy isn't; and "Dilema veche" finds family values alive and well in Romania. [more]


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The elixir of open society

"Fronesis" watches the Third Way come full circle; "Mittelweg 36" admires the socio-moral backbone of late Dahrendorf; "Osteuropa" reports on Ukraine's stigmatized AIDS sufferers; "Res Publica Nowa" finds clan mentalities ruling Polish journals; "Sens Public" pins its hopes on a new world creole; "Arena" says enough of the net mob; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) gets behind the new digital commons; "Studija" eschews global for local art; and "Vikerkaar" bores of a postmodernism devoid of dialectical aggro. [more]


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The bell-curve-of-yodelling idea

"The Hungarian Quarterly" discovers an infantilized society; "Index on Censorship" confronts next generation censorship; "Multitudes" hacks into the ideology of creation and copyright; "Blätter" adds an historical irony to the debate on Islam and democracy; "Soundings" detects creeping IQism; "RiLi" talks to Toni Negri about "Commonwealth"; "Dilema veche" wrestles with a resurgent Marx; "Kulturos barai" sees the end of democratic idealism; "Revista Crítica" says post-war does not mean peace for women; "Merkur" thinks coincidence is to blame for eastern German bitterness; and "Ord&Bild" has 101 suggestions for a royal poem. [more]


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A cartoonist's code of conduct

"Varlik" reads cartoons; "Esprit" determines the state of Sarkozy; "Blätter" sounds the alarm over plans for a high-tech fortress Europe; "Reset" warns of equating Italian identity with Catholicism; "New Humanist" sees gender equality flushed down the loo; "Akadeemia" disputes the possibility of a universal definition of religion; "Kulturos barai" finds its way out of the labyrinth of history; and "Merkur" advocates the nonchalance of civilizations. [more]


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Every bastard a king

"Mute" navigates the mediarchipelago; "Osteuropa" locates Khodorkovsky's Rubicon; "Samtiden" warns a species headed for self-destruction; "Ny Tid" goes gender neutral; "Dilema veche" considers fast-food religion and other less fashionable phenomena; "Vikerkaar" recommends social democracy as antidote to Estonia-ization; "Arche" has seen Lukashenka's economic policy somewhere before; "Revista Crítica" uses biography for empowerment; and "Ord&Bild" measures the distance between us and the living. [more]


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Razors in the pockets

"Magyar Lettre" tells of blood-feuds and sworn virginity; "Intellectum" hears why forensic scientists need people skills; "Mittelweg 36" returns ideology to the centre of the Soviet everyday; "Arena" outsources the brain; "Naqd" acknowledges the resourcefulness of migrants; "Arche" finds Belarusian literature in a vacuum; "L'Espill" reprints classics of Catalan nationalism; "Le Monde diplomatique" observes the world-wide identity pandemic; "Akadeemia" hopes Pavlov's reflex can save solidarity; and "Springerin" reviles capitalist blood sports. [more]


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Scare-stories of moral decay

"New Humanist" doesn't think video games vitiate the brain; "Blätter" argues for the Fourth Way; "Dilema veche" finds almost no reason to be optimistic about "Romania"; "Gegenworte" stands up for the Academy; "Esprit" welcomes the return to a pre-modern concept of ownership; "Merkur" says the German forest isn't what it seems; "Critique & Humanism" moves beyond stereotypes in the trafficking debate; "Dialogi" objects to the Disneyfication of '89; "Kulturos barai" believes there's more mileage in the Baltic Way; "Host" remembers when the world wore shoes made in Zlín; and "dérive" discovers the historical hotbed of the risk-taking bourgeoisie. [more]


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Erring on the side of secrecy

"Index on Censorship" covers another chapter of the fruitless cartoon debate; "Glänta" pays attention to nature; "RiLi" picks over the debris of aviation's dreams; "Multitudes" calls on cognitarians of all lands; "L'Homme" misses women's lib in the 68 anniversary; "Edinburgh Review" takes Kafka's Prague down from the top shelf; "NZ" says Russian readers never had it so good as during Glasnost; "Osteuropa" doubts there's anything left in the pan-Slavic idea; "Mehr Licht" appeals to philosophy's transformative potential; and "Vikerkaar" uncovers the ancient origins of the telenovela. [more]


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Charismatic megafauna

"Soundings" wonders where climate mainstreaming is heading; "Esprit" returns to earth; "Merkur" lampoons the CO2 dwarf; "Dilema veche" talks to Romania's impatient émigrés; "Transit" records the dilemmas of an editor; "Blätter" joins cause with the students; "Mittelweg 36" analyses the futility of political planning; "Akadeemia" doesn't miss the communists; and "Passage" reads modern Arabic literature. [more]


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Extra-parliamentary opposition 2.0

"Blätter" declares a revolution of the everyday; "Lettre Internationale" (Denmark) writes the history of global movements after '89; "Lettera Internazionale" sees a parallel reality outlive its origins; "The Hungarian Quarterly" asks whether the dog was wagged in central Europe; "Osteuropa" charts the post-communist curve; "Arena" wrangles over the burka and the niqab in Sweden; "Reset" seeks to redress Italy's political gender imbalance; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Berlin) is impressed by Michele Bachelet, Chile's first female president; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) does not expect a Copenhagen deal; "Arche" explores the common history of Belarus and Lithuania; and "A Prior" reinvents Flaubert as the cognitive proletariat's prophet of doom. [more]


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And ultimately to forget

"Merkur" wonders what the hell the Internet is good for; "Esprit" says it's not the economy, stupid; "Dilema veche" sees the intellectual baby thrown out with the bathwater; "Kritika & Kontext" proclaims Spinoza the first great thinker of secularism; "NZ" knows how to overcome fear; "Res Publica Nowa" finds history in the here and now; "Vikerkaar" considers forgetting; "Samtiden" watches Germany go back to the Prussian future; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Berlin) contemplates the strange formula "6-1+1"; "Roots" reviews Macedonian literature between tradition and innovation; "Ord&Bild" expands the Latin American library; and "Sodobnost" remarks that it's not just the West that's westernistic. [more]


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Nuclear Bonapartism

"Wespennest" refuses to mellow with age; "Blätter" supports a culture flat-rate for the Internet; "New Humanist" rallies for the new atheists; "RiLi" dares to criticize the French nuclear state; "Le Monde diplomatique" (Oslo) says West Germans would rather have been reunited with Tuscany; "Kulturos barai" calls for a new resurgence, twenty years after '89; "Springerin" turns, turns, turns; "Host" portrays the typical Czech writer; and "Merkur" doesn't feel the need to be avant-garde. [more]



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]

Vacancies at Eurozine     click for more

Eurozine is seeking an Online Editor and Social Media Manager for its office in Vienna.

Preferred starting date: February 2017.
Applications deadline: 31 January 2017.

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 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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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]

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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