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The First Prize of Philosopher Leonidas Donskis Awarded to Historian prof. Saulius Suziedelis

The First Prize of Philosopher Leonidas Donskis Awarded to Historian prof. Saulius Suziedelis

February 26, 2018

For long-term efforts to strengthen civil awareness and tolerance, as well efforts to defend human rights, start and support of dialogue among those who think differently Sugihara Foundation – Diplomats for Life has awarded the first prize of Leonidas Donskis to professor in history Saulius Suziedelis. (Continue...)

Kaunas plans to erect statue to late philosopher Donskis

Kaunas plans to erect statue to late philosopher Donskis

May 24, 2017

Lithuania`s second-biggest city of Kaunas is planning to put up a statue of Leonidas Donskis, a prominent Lithuanian philosopher who died of a heart attack last year.(Tęsti...)

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry Honours The Memory Of Leonidas Donskis

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry Honours The Memory Of Leonidas Donskis

May 18, 2017

On 17 May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania held a solemn event in memory of Prof. Leonidas Donskis and celebrated his contribution to the spread of European values. One of the halls at the Foreign Ministry was named the `Europe Hall` to remind our future generations about the values Prof. Donskis cherished.(Tęsti...)

Publications

Neither Friend nor Enemy: Israel in the EU

Neither Friend nor Enemy: Israel in the EU

November 24, 2014

This summer I finished a five-year term as a member of the European Parliament (EP), so I was not as shocked as I might have been when, in July, Italian celebrity philosopher and fellow Member of Parliament Gianni Vattimo said that he “would like to shoot those bastard Zionists” and suggested that we Europeans ought to raise money “to buy more rockets for Hamas.” This was extreme even by the standards of the European political and academic elites. (Continue...)

Is European Culture a Fantasy?

Is European Culture a Fantasy?

October 05, 2012

Is European culture a fantasy? Is it more or less so than European politics? These are the questions that cross my mind over and over again when I try to think of how to reverse the ongoing tragedy of the EU – namely, its silent and slow demise, which is a fact of reality, to my dismay. (Read more...)

Criminals in Politics

Criminals in Politics

September 28, 2012

Is politics free of criminals? Has it ever been so? In fact, it hasn’t. Far from war criminals, who, as a cynic’s dictionary would suggest, are statesmen who lost the war (whereas the heroes solely remain on the winning side), felons squeeze into politics from time to time. Crooks, charlatans, various other dodgy figures and even mobsters become part of the classe politique. As the witty saying goes, the dividing line between parliament and prison tends to be quite thin. (Read more...)