Ecology starts at school

Edouard Gaudot The meritocratic premise of modern schooling serves merely to reproduce inequalities. In order to prepare young people for the challenges of the twenty-first century, the purpose of schooling …

The Europeans

Enda O’Doherty   Milan Kundera defined a European as someone who is nostalgic for Europe. But one need not share this pessimism to derive nourishment from European intellectual and cultural …

A genealogy of white privilege

On the politics of confession and guilt James Miller The discourse of white privilege is motivated by a genuinely anti-racist and democratic vision. But as a mode of confessional introspection …

China’s galaxy empire

John Keane Talk of a new Cold War between the US and China emphasizes military capacity and economic prowess. Warrior discourse presents a mono-dimensional situation in which conflict is inevitable. …

To Fire on Zeman a Babiš! My apologies.

At first, when I read that Pavel Novotný, ODS mayor of Řeporyje, had said that it was in the best interests of the Czech Republic that Andrej Babiš and Miloš …

Turkish Lives Matter

Philipp Ther Germany was quick to claim the German-Turkish vaccine developers of Pfizer/BioNTech as proof of its open society. But their success is more an exception than a rule. Rather …

Can carnival be saved?

Quinsy Gario Carnival is a time of cultural exuberance. In the Low Countries, however, the masquerade has become a refuge for dominant groups to caricature the heritage and bodies of …

The GULag is still alive

Olga Romanova Russia’s penal system has not been reformed since the late-Stalinist period and is essentially managed by the FSB. Alexei Navalny will be sent to one of the many …

The journey of revisiting 1989

A review of ‘The Legacy of Division. East and West after 1989’   Kinga Anna Gajda   What causes the stark generational difference in people’s understanding of Soviet times? Is …

A muscle memory of misery

EUROZINE editorial Réka Kinga Papp   Yet another independent outlet is slain in Hungary: Klubrádió just lost its broadcast license, resuming a decade-long campaign to silence the channel. Journalists march …

Peaceful transfer of power? Forget it.

Claire Potter The erosion of democracy wasn’t gradual; the writing was on the wall. It was the public understanding that lapsed. The recent Trumpist attempt to overturn an election now …

Denial Is the Heartbeat of America

When have Americans been willing to admit who we are? IBRAM X. KENDI   “Let me be very clear: The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a …

We no longer have a president but a patient

I am not the only person who is observing the actions of president Trump with grave concern.  As a neurologist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I am disturbed …

The Democrats seem to have a religion problem

Musa al-Gharbi In 2020, the Republican Party continued to gain ground among voters identifying as religious – almost three quarters of the US electorate. The most dramatic shift was among …