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Heroes by default

Heroes by default

Juin 27, 2012

In May 2012, the Lithuanian government organized and supported the solemn reburial of Juozas Ambrazevicius-Brazaitis, prime minister of the Provisional Government (PG) of Lithuania. This short-lived cabinet restored Lithuania’s independence in 1941, yet it did not last long, although Ambrazevicius and his colleagues did their utmost to please Nazi Germany. The cabinet itself was the outcome of the Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF), which voiced an anti-semitic agenda on the very first day of the June 1941 Uprising and which envisaged Lithuania as a Jew-free country.(Tęsti...)

The Spenglerian Fallacy and Europe as a Mutual Rediscovery

The Spenglerian Fallacy and Europe as a Mutual Rediscovery

Décembre 16, 2012

No matter how popular Oswald Spengler is deemed to become again due to Europe`s profound crisis, one thing does not allow me to take him seriously. True, he made many subtle points regarding the decline of Europe between the two world wars, yet one of the most dubious ideas defended by the author of The Decline of the West was on the parallel and separate existence of cultures. (Read more...)

Appropriating Moral Authority

Appropriating Moral Authority

Octobre 10, 2013

It was more than once that I felt astonished by and ashamed of some of my colleagues’ choices for the Sakharov Prize, the supreme award of the European Parliament for human rights defenders and activists.(Continue...)