Eurozine Review

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

Cover for: The acid bath of irony

‘Blätter’ answers the critics of Fridays for Future; ‘La Revue Nouvelle’ puts forward a trade unionism 2.1; ‘New Eastern Europe’ debates geopolitics after ’89; ‘Letras Libres’ asks what Europe has done for us; ‘Arche’ remembers the life and works of a forgotten Belarusian sculptor; ‘Ord&Bild’ gets into sci-fi; and Host explains why Czech literature in translation shouldn’t be ‘too Czech’.

Cover for: Blind thirst for community

‘Osteuropa’ compares degrees of toxicity in Russia and Turkey; ‘Varlık’ debates post-Kemalism; ‘Czas Kultury’ explores Poland’s male retrotopias: ‘Esprit’ learns from the black sheep of Europe; ‘Il Mulino’ catches up with Italy’s diaspora; and ‘Rigas Laiks’ talks mad philosophers, linguaphiles and stray dogs.

Cover for: Democratic disquiet

‘Esprit’ re-reads Claude Lefort on disquieted democracy; ‘Mittelweg 36’ analyses authority and its opponents; ‘Merkur’ fears for German parliamentarism; ‘dérive’ surveys the urbanist precursors of 1968; and ‘Vagant’ considers nostalgic Russians and melancholy Norwegians.

Cover for: In defence of public tedium

‘L’Espill’ asks whether democracy would be better off without the EU; ‘Ord&Bild’ re-reads China’s Cultural Revolution; ‘Syn og Segn’ seeks sustainable solutions for Norwegian architecture; ‘Vikerkaar’ explores credit and debt beyond economics; ‘Res Publica Nowa’ discusses the parlous state of Polish NGOs; and ‘Symbol’ talks to Javier Cercas about the novel.

Cover for: The maelstrom of events

‘New Eastern Europe’ reflects on public intellectuals; ‘Letras Libres’ portrays Mexico’s new historian-president; ‘Osteuropa’ warns of confessional polarization in Ukraine; ‘Index on Censorship’ reports on birthing regimes and reproductive rights; ‘Esprit’ is cautious of the campaign against post-truth; and ‘Revue Projet’ forms new critiques of consumerism.

Cover for: History beneath the soil

‘Blätter’ features Richard Sennett on open and closed cities; ‘Soundings’ analyses Britain’s Churchill complex; ‘La Revue nouvelle’ discusses Belgium’s buried history of WWI; ‘L’Homme’ fills gender gaps in centennial historiography; ‘Glänta’ considers truth, truths and modern lies; ‘il Mulino’ looks at perceptions and realities in Italy; and ‘New Humanist’ confronts scientific dogmas, phobias and prejudices.

Cover for: Many written trees

‘Revista Crítica’ marks forty years of interdisciplinary publishing; ‘Host’ talks about organized corruption and interference in the arts; ‘Index on Censorship’ profiles global journalism in the age of unreason; ‘New Eastern Europe’ explores the ambiguities of 1918; ‘Akadeemia’ appeals for concord and constitutionalism; ‘Esprit’ contemplates a Europe without Christianity; and ‘Springerin’ reflects on paradoxes of progress.

Cover for: Aimless faffing and similar practices

‘Wespennest’ offers help; ‘Vikerkaar’ gets bored; ‘Critique & Humanism’ examines the narrative of Russian meddling; ‘2000’ remembers the ’68 that never was; and ‘Multitudes’ discusses blockchain and the end of capitalism.

Cover for: Emblems of cultural superiority

‘Merkur’ slaughters some holy cows; ‘Mittelweg 36’ charts the grey zone of sexual violence; ‘Revista Crítica’ discusses calcio and the history of fascism; ‘Ny Tid’ tells of tinned fruit and the Weltschmerz of Generation Y; and ‘New Humanist’ says don’t #DeleteFacebook.

Cover for: On the rocks

‘Osteuropa’ places Hungary and Poland under the knife; ‘Soundings’ says ’68 wasn’t to blame for what came next; ‘Glänta’ notes similarities, differences and things in between; ‘Samtiden’ returns to #MeToo; and ‘Varlik’ celebrates 85 years of cultural journalism.

Cover for: A whiff of disloyalty

‘Blätter’ comments on Merkel’s reversals; ‘Dialogi’ reacts to the illiberal axis; ‘Mittelweg 36′ theorizes border figures; ‘Czas Kultury’ plots genealogies of ’68; and ‘Index on Censorship’ detects trouble in paradise.

Cover for: Producing knowledge

‘L’Homme’ examines gendered knowledge and cultural ignorance; ‘Revista Crítica’ focuses on colonial Goa; ‘New Literary Observer’ considers dignity; ‘Poeteka’ compares Cold War bookshelves; and ‘A2’ reads Slavonic horror.

Cover for: Monster events

‘Ord&Bild’ debates legacies of ’68; ‘Vagant’ covers Latin American revolution, Nordic union and the colonization of space; ‘Letras Libres’ grapples with online narcissists and digital propagandists; ‘New Humanist’ examines blasphemy laws, domestic violence and ancient DNA; ‘Esprit’ remembers the commitments of Chris Marker.

Cover for: Rebelocracies

‘Blätter’ wants public regulation of the big four; ‘Fronesis’ theorizes contemporary solidarities; ‘Wespennest’ talks intelligently about idiocy; ‘Mittelweg 36’ looks at legitimate rebels; and ‘Varlık’ listens to the music of urban Turkey.

Cover for: Too much information?

‘L’Espill’ deplores Spain’s narrow legalism; ‘La Revue’ nouvelle reports on arenas of feminism; ‘NAQD’ resists rentier capitalism; ‘Index on Censorship’ targets abusers of history; and ‘Springerin’ theorizes the work of art in the age of digital reproduction.

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.

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