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L. Donskis named among key figures of past 30 years in Lithuania

L. Donskis named among key figures of past 30 years in Lithuania

March 09, 2020

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, chairman of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas, as well as Presidents Valdas Adamkus and Algirdas Brazauskas have been named the most prominent figures in Lithuania over the past three decades, according to a delfit.lt/Reitingai survey. Landsbergis received 412 votes, Adamkus got 403 and Brazauskas was picked by 379 people. They are followed by ex-President Dalia Grybauskaite (364), basketball players Arvydas Sabonis (310), philosopher Leonidas Donskis (289), poet Justinas Marcinkevicius (282), singer Vytautas Kernagis (260), MEP Andrius Kubilius (258) and singer Andrius Mamontovas (227).(Tęsti...)

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...)

Publications

The Industry of Fear

The Industry of Fear

August 05, 2015

Let’s imagine Lithuania has a stock exchange where different types of journalist can be bought and sold.If we were to look at the shares of pessimistic commentators and analysts over the last year or so, their market value would unquestionably be flying high. (Continue...)

The Tragedy with Fragile Signs of Hope

The Tragedy with Fragile Signs of Hope

May 06, 2010

By Leonidas Donskis
The Polish President Lech Kaczynski’s plane crash on April 10, 2010, on the day marking the 70th anniversary of one of the worst war crimes of the twentieth century, in the unholy Katyn, a tragedy that cost Poland no less than the loss of the country’s elite, left quite a rich soil for speculation and conspiracy theories. In contrast with the pragmatic prime minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, the fiercely nationalistic and conservative Lech Kaczynski was intensely hated by the Kremlin. (Tęsti...)

The New Class of Political Entertainers

The New Class of Political Entertainers

February 14, 2012

Leonidas Donskis

Dystopian literature depicted the nightmares of the twentieth century. Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s 1984, and Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon (albeit the latter qualifies for the club of the novels of warning to a lesser extent) anticipated those simulations of reality, or fabrications of consciousness, that were, and continue to be, deeply and strikingly characteristic of the modern mass-media world.(Tęsti...)



LEONIDO DONSKIO KADENCIJA EUROPOS PARLAMENTE
(2009-2014)