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The Baltic States and Israel

The Baltic States and Israel

Juillet 15, 2010

By Leonidas Donskis
What is the relationship between the Baltic States and Israel? Obviously, it is different from that between  Old Europe and Israel. There is hardly anything surprising in that. Israel has become an inescapable part of anti-American discourse, due to its perception in the world as a staunch friend and ally of the United States, even if it goes at the expense of good relations with Europe. The U.S. and Israel have become part of the new hate discourses that legitimized themselves over the past twenty years as politically correct and sensible forms of the fight for the well-being and freedom of the oppressed, dispossessed, or underrepresented peoples.(Tęsti...)

Is This the End of the World?

Is This the End of the World?

Mai 20, 2013

As I contemplate How The Light Gets In 2013 which will be held 1–2 June 2013 in Hay-on-Wye, Great Britain, I cannot help but recall everything I have written about the end of the world. Yes, there is no slip of the pen here, as I am going to talk in the festival about the touch of evil, the devil in politics, and the end of the university. The question arises — how can we imagine modern life without such things as hope, faith, and education? Is it possible to live here and now without books? Mapping the way in which I think and feel now about those things allows a glimpse of the contemporary world. (Continue...)

Nationalism and Post-Empire Syndrome

Nationalism and Post-Empire Syndrome

Octobre 28, 2011

The real threat to Europe and the world is the delayed collapse of old empires and the resulting formation of new hegemonic derivatives. Let us pity poor nationalism. All the calamities of the twentieth century have been blamed on it. (Suite...)