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Read our bi-weekly reviews of the latest issues of Eurozine partner journals.

Cover for: Can’t we do better?

‘Soundings’ gets down to the nitty gritty of opposition; ‘Czas Kultury’ says LGBT+ in Poland has lost its way; ‘Dublin Review of Books’ reflects on Trumpian neediness and British moralism; ‘dérive’ examines informality in Vienna, Belgrade and Paris; ‘Atlas’ considers religious atheists, social outcasts and a cause without rebels; and ‘New Literary Observer’ closes in on Franco Moretti’s distant reading.

Cover for: Where do you stand on Europe?

‘Blätter’ predicts a politicization of the Europe question; ‘Merkur’ argues that dominant theories of populism reaffirm liberal certainties; ‘Samtiden’ looks at tensions in Norway between town and country; ‘Host’ discusses women’s role in Charter ’77; and ‘Res Publica Nowa’ returns to the political life and thought of Leszek Kołakowski.

Cover for: The greatest gift of all

‘New Eastern Europe’ wonders whether Putin is bored; ‘Osteuropa’ recognizes the unfinished work of Arseny Roginsky; ‘Kultūros barai’ celebrates the Lithuanian miracle; ‘Varlik’ regrets the Islamization of Istanbul; ‘Esprit’ calls for more democracy at work; and ‘Syn og Segn’ talks about men, women and children.

Cover for: Noticing the differences

‘La Revue Nouvelle’ talks about Belgium’s colonial legacies; ‘Vikerkaar’ marks one hundred years of Estonian multiculturalism; ‘Glänta’ notices differences in Sweden; ‘New Humanist’ confronts the rising tide everywhere; ‘Ord&Bild’ draws the line at the far-right; and ‘dérive’ writes from the rust belt.

Cover for: The earthly ground

‘Esprit’ explores worlds of ecology; ‘Merkur’ talks class; ‘Dialogi’ looks at histories of feminism; ‘Belgrade Journal’ introduces voices from the Balkan route; ‘Il Mulino’ travels through a difficult but extremely beautiful country.

Cover for: The right to decide

‘Soundings’ and ‘Syn og Segn’ debate sovereignty and citizenship; ‘Index on Censorship’ asks if we protest enough – or too much; ‘Osteuropa’ makes a sober assessment of Czech politics; ‘Revolver Revue’ talks to concept artist Karel Miller; ‘New Eastern Europe’ investigates a growing generation gap; and ‘L’Homme’ revisits sisterhood.

Cover for: Trees aren’t just supposed to grow

‘Glänta’ brings its readers the best of ‘Bidayat’; ‘La Revue nouvelle’ explains why participatory democracy ought to be a tautology; ‘Czas Kultury’ says let trees be trees and not symbols; ‘Kulturos barai’ discusses Marxism, voodoo economics and bad art; ‘New Literary Observer’ explores the phenomenology of noise, voice and sound; ‘Dziejaslou’ pays tribute to a passionate publisher of Belarusian literature; ‘Poeteka’ floats free in time and space; and ‘Merkur’ considers black boxes, augmented reality and computer-generated literature.

Cover for: Forwards and forever forgotten

‘Osteuropa’ describes the uses and abuses of 1917; ‘LaPunkt’ prefers Burke; ‘Ord&Bild’ goes in search of lost time; ‘Wespennest suffers the anxiety of inheritance; ‘Mittelweg 36’ historicizes anti-academicism; ‘New Eastern Europe’ looks even further east; ‘Esprit’ welcomes suburban meritocracy; and ‘Symbol’ speaks to a connoisseur of French Theory.

Cover for: Demostalgia and declinism

‘Transit’ finds inspiration in ‘89 one last time; ‘Arena’ goes out with a bang and a few parting shots; ‘Blätter’ assesses Merkel’s legacy and Macron’s nightmare; ‘Host’ explains Czech anti-westernism; ‘Res Publica Nowa’ discusses links between security and memory; ‘Kultūros barai’ focuses on cultural memory and history politics in Russia; ‘Esprit’ is haunted by postmemory; ‘Vikerkaar’ consults the ancients on dialectics and vegetarianism; ‘dérive’ returns democracy to the city; and ‘Index on Censorship’ puts its ear to the speaker.

Cover for: A little bit Trump

‘Soundings’ focuses on alt-right discourse and media practice; ‘Varlik’ reports from the front line of Turkey’s culture wars; ‘New Humanist’ examines the semantics of counter-terrorism; ‘New Eastern Europe’ identifies a (nearly-)new species; ‘A2’ re-reads Das Kapital 150 years on; ‘Vagant’ challenges conventional wisdom; and ‘Merkur’ discusses Europe between communio and commercium.

Cover for: Angry modernism

‘Springerin’ voices angry modernism from across the former USSR; ‘Arche’ reveals facets of Belarusian urban history; ‘dérive’ reports on housing crises and Main Street myths; ‘Historein’ traces nationalist narratives in Greek historiography; and ‘Esprit’ explores sex and sexuality after the revolution.

Cover for: The best ever

‘Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik’ takes a leaf out of Kohl’s book; ‘Vagant’ reruns the Scandinavian experiment; ‘Dublin Review of Books’ suggests an Irish precedent for the Cyprus question; ‘Index on Censorship’ asks what 1917 means for freedom today; ‘Razpotja’ measures rhetoric against reality; ‘Merkur’ challenges middle-class aversion to party politics; ‘Ny Tid’ designs the best-ever utopia; ‘La Revue nouvelle’ understands algorithmocracy; ‘Dialogi’ looks at interculturalism in Slovene theatre; and ‘Ord&Bild’ suspects that Neanderthals were more easy-going.

Cover for: Cold panic

‘New Eastern Europe’ warns of the de-Europeanization of the Balkans; ‘Mittelweg 36’ prefers transformation over far-Right fossilization; ‘Soundings’ embraces populism; ‘New Humanist’ critiques imaginative humanitarianism; ‘Host’ asks what happened to the Czech literary mainstream; ‘Czas Kultury’ reports on Polish Roma behind walls; ‘Res Publica Nowa’ seeks higher truths; and ‘Glänta’ suffers climate angst.

Cover for: On this side of the barbed wire

‘Merkur’ responds to Europe’s detractors; ‘Vikerkaar’ discusses what is to be done; ‘L’Homme’ examines dissident anti-feminism; ‘Arena’ asks what happened to Swedish sin; ‘Varlık’ uncovers post-truth complicities; ‘Index’ reports on consensus and dissent in Turkey; ‘NAQD’ debates fiction’s role in terror and memory; and ‘Wespennest’ re-familiarizes itself with the concept of alienation.

Cover for: A hesitant European is a defeated European

‘Blätter’ calls for a courageous politics for Europe; ‘Arena’ talks to Göran Therborn about equality and populism; ‘Kritika & Kontext’ gathers old friends; ‘Samtiden’ discovers the feminist Qur’an; ‘Prostory’ assesses the protests in Belarus; ‘pARTisan’ revisits the collective farm; ‘New Literary Observer’ discusses mastery and slavery; and ‘Osteuropa’ reads Platonov.

Cover for: Good things have many names

‘Varlık’ portrays Turkey’s first feminist poet; ‘New Humanist’ discusses racism and identity politics; ‘Passage’ seeks a different Denmark; ‘Glänta’ compares town and country; ‘La Revue nouvelle’ challenges managed immigration; ‘Soundings’ thinks beyond traditional forms of public ownership; ‘Merkur’ salvages the relationship between humans and nature; ‘Esprit’ says no to the mechanization of the world; and ‘Vikerkaar’ looks deeper into thingumajigs.

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