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All the materials marked with tag: Leonidas Donskis
15 July, 2016World
My story is inseparable from my experience as a member of the European Parliament. During my term (2009-2014), I was in a position to witness the debates and political skirmishes in the House that allowed me to anticipate easily what happened recently in the United Kingdom
1 July, 2016
Rethinking Isaac Bashevis Singer
1 June, 2016
That evil can be banal we learn from Hannah Arendt’s book Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Report on the Banality of Evil published in 1963. As we all know, Israeli intelligence, the Mossad, caught the chief architect of the Holocaust in Argentina, and brought him to Israel where his trial took place
31 March, 2016
Born on September 11, 1935, the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of the most illustrious creators of contemporary academic music
2 February, 2016History
When as a student I heard Arsenal, the jazz rock band of the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, I was dumbfounded: in Soviet times Russian musicians were playing music that jazz lovers at once identified as being under the influence of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tear
18 December, 2015
The Baltic States have already injected their share of optimism in the European project. Now the turn has come for Ukraine to cure the Union with her magnanimity and optimism
9 December, 2015
It may take two generations of Ukrainians to rebuild and reorient the country, yet Ukraine won the historic and epic battle for the future
12 November, 2015
The danger of clownish dictators
24 September, 2015
Russia has recently lost one of her towering personalities in the fields of political dissent, human rights defence, political memory, social criticism and humanities
2 September, 2015World
We can conclude that Putin’s fascism and aggression in Europe was stopped, first and foremost, by the courage and heroism of Ukraine. Yet the leaders of the world, namely, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, have responded to the challenge as well
17 August, 2015
People who have lost their sensitivity temporarily or for a long time are no demons. They simply remove from their sensitivity zone certain people or entire groups
6 August, 2015
An analyst who tries to win back our threatened sense of self-confidence and sober-mindedness
27 January, 2015
Why it will fail sooner than the Russian leader expects
15 August, 2014
Ukraine has become a litmus test of global moral (in)sensitivity at the beginning of the 21st century
12 February, 2014
What could be a proper metaphor for a unilateral war – the war that has been waged in the void and with much sound and fury, yet that has no real adversaries? The war waged by the self-chasing ghost? Or that by a Don Quixote stripped of any ideals of chivalry, and confined to the fight against a series of imagined phantom-enemies?
30 January, 2014
The title of this opinion piece does ring a bell, doesn’t it? It was Slavoj Žižek who said these words when he was asked to assess the USA and NATO bombing of Serbia during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Whereas quite a few public intellectuals and thinkers in Europe had second thoughts on NATO operations, the Slovenian philosopher didn’t bother to search for a softer phrase: “Too little and too late"
19 July, 2012
If we choose to believe that well-being is more important than freedom, we pave the way for serfdom.
4 June, 2012
To have a plausible political-historical narrative nowadays means to have viable politics, rather than policies masquerading as politics.
26 April, 2012
It is a thousand times better for Ukraine to be regarded as the weakest link in the EU and NATO than the apple of the eye and the pride of Russia’s satellite world.
30 March, 2012
Lithuania was and continues to be unimaginable without its historically formed minorities and its precious voices.
14 March, 2012
We badly need a Hohol of our time who would point out what has been lost by Eastern European politics
24 February, 2012
In the world of a technological and consumerist society only two things matter: the entertainment of politics and the politics of entertainment.
17 January, 2012
In the modern liquid era, mass surveillance and colonization of that which is private is alive and well, though it assumes different forms.
28 October, 2011
The real threat to Europe and the world is the delayed collapse of old empires and the resulting formation of new hegemonic derivatives.
19 September, 2011
Human rights and multiculturalism are no longer values in the world today. They have turned into words opening the door to politics
26 April, 2011
2011 is the year of Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004). The centenary of the greatest modern Polish poet allows us a glimpse of Eastern and Central Europe at the beginning of the twenty-first century
15 March, 2011Society
The west won't tolerate fascism among its own, but is ready to tolerate it wuth Russia
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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