Widening the Context: A Eurozine Anthology

What started thirty-five years ago as an informal meeting of European editors became the basis for Eurozine, founded in 1998 as an online cultural journal and editorial network. To celebrate this double anniversary, Eurozine has published a print anthology spanning the project chronologically, thematically, generically and geographically. The book provides an insight into two decades of engagement with issues at the heart of the European debate. From the new nationalisms to Euro-Islam, from Paris and Prague to free speech and the role of intellectuals, from algorithms to post-truth politics and the masculinities of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump – a collection of texts that widen the context.

Featuring articles by: Slavenka Drakulić, Jan-Werner Müller, Ida Börjel, Jacques Rupnik, Timothy Snyder, Barys Piatrovich, Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Marci Shore, Kenan Malik, Nilüfer Göle, Kathrin Passig and Achille Mbembe. With a short history of Eurozine by its co-founders Carl Henrik Fredriksson and Klaus Nellen.

Edited and commented by Carl Henrik Fredriksson, Simon Garnett and Klaus Nellen.

Purchase book

The book is currently available directly via Eurozine, please place an order by sending an email to office@eurozine.com (payment via online banking transfer or PayPal). Price: 12 EUR (excl. shipment)

The book is also available via Amazon DE, see link here.

ISSN: 1684-467

ISBN: 978-3-9502840-2-7

‘Europe is being torn apart. However, one of the positive effects of the crisis of the EU is that Europeans have started to become interested in one other. The financial crisis made the ordinary German an expert on the Greek and Italian economies; the refugee crisis turned Czechs and Poles into experts on the German asylum system. In short, the common European public sphere is now more a reality than ever before. If there is a project that embodies this idea it is Eurozine. What could be more European than a small journal of big ideas? If Eurozine did not exist, it would have to be invented. Thank God and its visionary founders, it is already with us.’

Ivan Krastev, author of After Europe

‘A cure for intellectual asthma.’

Ola Larsmo, Dagens Nyheter