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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 Curse of the Worn-Out Vocabulary

The Curse of the Worn-Out Vocabulary

March 10, 2014

Over the past days and weeks, on a quick look at Russian TV channels (I have one even in my hotel at Strasbourg not to relax from the disturbing complexities of our life in the EU and in the vicinity – especially after comparison of Russian TV with BBC News or French TV) it was difficult to get rid of a déjà vu feeling. Every piece of information about Ukraine there is strikingly and frighteningly similar to what I had long been listening immediately after 13 January 1991 when the Soviet troops killed fourteen peaceful civilians in Vilnius. (Continue...)

Heroes by default

Heroes by default

June 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

December 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...)



LEONIDO DONSKIO KADENCIJA EUROPOS PARLAMENTE
(2009-2014)