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The Tragedy of Syria: Three Lessons We Have to Draw

The Tragedy of Syria: Three Lessons We Have to Draw

Octobre 07, 2013

What is happening in Syria is already a humanitarian catastrophe: millions of refugees, the toll of dead reaching more than one hundred thousand people, and most cynical use of the weapons of mass destruction by Bashar al-Assad’s regime against civilians, everything being likely to go with impunity ending up in what al-Assad overtly considers a cosmetic attack from the USA. (Tęsti..)

The Treason of Intellectuals? Or an Identity Crisis?

The Treason of Intellectuals? Or an Identity Crisis?

Septembre 15, 2010

By Leonidas Donskis
Tomas Venclova is regarded as one of the most accomplished and noted Lithuanian humanists in the world, and rightly so. An eminent Lithuanian poet, literary scholar and translator, Venclova had long acted as a conscious and dedicated dissident opposed to the entire project of the former Soviet Union, with its crimes against humanity, severe human rights violations, brutal suppression of all fundamental rights and civil liberties, and violent politics.(Tęsti...)

Commercialism or a cult of brutality and power?

Commercialism or a cult of brutality and power?

Avril 04, 2012

The amount of negative information, brutal images, and violence in the Lithuanian media raises the issue of whether the reasons behind publicizing this sort of information lie in extreme commercialism or in a disguised power cult? Many of us have noticed the inexplicable amount of negative information, brutal images, and detailed scenes and reports of violent acts in the Lithuanian media.(Tęsti...)