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Kaunas university to open late philosopher Donskis` office featuring his book collection

Kaunas university to open late philosopher Donskis` office featuring his book collection

September 12, 2019

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) is opening on Thursday the Leonidas Donskis office featuring the late philosopher`s personal book collection and his creative legacy, VDU said. Preparations for the opening of the office took almost two years and involved bringing in 90 boxes of books from the home of Leonidas and Jolanta Donskis. (Continue...)

Leonidas Donskis Memorial Conference Will Focus on the Other Russia

Leonidas Donskis Memorial Conference Will Focus on the Other Russia

August 30, 2019

In honor and memory of Professor Leonidas Donskis, a prominent thinker, philosopher and beloved member of Vytautas Magnus University’s community, the VMU Andrei Sakharov Research Center for Democratic Development will organize a conference, Building Bridges: Thoughts about the Other Russia, which will be held at VMU Small Hall (28 S. Daukanto g., Kaunas) on Friday 20 September, from 10 a.m. The philosopher’s memory will also be honoured at a film screening and a concert. (Continue...)

The Dutch Edition of “The Little Europe

The Dutch Edition of “The Little Europe" Launched in Brussels (photos)

November 19, 2018

On November 19, the translation to Dutch of Leonidas Donskis’ collection of essays “The Little Europe: a Map by an Aesthete" has been launched at the Embassy of Lithuania in Brussels, Belgium. Photo gallery here(Tęsti...)

Publications

Five Hundred Years after Machiavelli’s Prince: An Intellectual in Politics

Five Hundred Years after Machiavelli’s Prince: An Intellectual in Politics

April 10, 2013

Accepted and vilified, celebrated and rebuked by all, as François Villon would have had it, Machiavelli became a litmus test case for nearly every epoch in European history. Much remains to be done to reject numerous clichés and senseless accusations to fully understand and appreciate his legacy as a humanist, historian, political thinker, and a prophet of modern politics. (Continue...)

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Devil in Eastern Europe

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Devil in Eastern Europe

July 15, 2016

Was the God s on the side of the poor and innocent, or did he side with evil due to being totally neutral and impartial to all of his creations? This was the central theological and philosophical issue for the Nobel Prize winning Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991) – a major Eastern/Central European author who passed away twenty-five years ago. (Continue...)

The Misery of Putinism

The Misery of Putinism

January 27, 2015

Working on my new book of an interpretive vocabulary of politics – a blend of political humor, satire, and my own experience in European politics – I revisited many Soviet clichés, pearls of propaganda, and poisonous darts of demagoguery (all of them alive and well in present Russia). Some of them lead us straight back to the root of the matter. For instance, one of famous Vladimir Lenin’s revolutionary slogans reads: “Communism is Soviet power plus electrification of the whole country!” (Continue...)



LEONIDO DONSKIO KADENCIJA EUROPOS PARLAMENTE
(2009-2014)