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January 25, 2012
Where does memory live?

By Leonidas Donskis

Once I became witness to a stunning dialogue between a celebrity jazz musician and the audience. It happened on October 22, 2006 during the show of Arturo Sandoval, a Cuban-born American jazz trumpeter, in the Kaunas Jazz festival, Lithuania. A most revealing dialogue occurred after a couple of opening pieces which proved Sandoval one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of our time. (Read more...)

January 18, 2012
Liquid Totalitarianism

Leonidas Donskis

The term “soft totalitarianism” is on the lips of many commentators. They imply that the European Union is not a democracy, but, instead, is a technocracy which walks in disguise as a democracy. (Read more...)

December 25, 2011
A Crisis of Liberalism?

The political matrix of Central and Eastern Europe opening up the political space for a bipartisan system with no authentic niche left for the liberals, allowed some catch-it-all or pocket parties set up by the new tycoons and those seeking political revenge to pass for liberal forces — and this was the real tragedy. (Read more...)

December 15, 2011
A new technocratic revolution or the end of modern nations?

By Leonidas Donskis

We live in a time of obsession with power. As Zygmunt Bauman wittily noticed, the old formula of politics as a carrots-and-sticks strategy still holds, yet we, having seen in the twentieth century the worst nightmares of sticks, are likely to experience the domination of carrots nowadays. (Read more...)
November 17, 2011
A Dangerous Delusion

By Leonidas Donskis

One of the most dangerous delusions of our times is a firm conviction of the European Left (and of its counterparts in North America) that Israel is a most, if not the most, troublesome and sinister state in the world that may cause a new world war. As if a new global war cannot break out at any minute in Kashmir, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, or Russia…  (Read more...)
November 14, 2011
Ukraine at a Crossroads

The resolution on the situation in Ukraine recently adopted by the European Parliament signified that both Ukraine and the EU are at a crossroads. In all likelihood, this also signified the arrival of a new phase in relations between Ukraine and the EU. First and foremost, a long and difficult debate commenced and will continue in the EP. Almost everyone easily agrees that the Tymoshenko case is an obvious example of a politically motivated trial, yet Tymoshenko seems to have polarized opinion as a political figure. (Read more...)

October 28, 2011
Nationalism and Post-Empire Syndrome

The real threat to Europe and the world is the delayed collapse of old empires and the resulting formation of new hegemonic derivatives. Let us pity poor nationalism. All the calamities of the twentieth century have been blamed on it. (Read more...)

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