CULTURE

Raphael up against the wall

In his 1918 poem Radovat’sia rano (It’s Too Early to Rejoice), Vladimir Mayakovsky, the most celebrated poet of his generation…

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Fortifying Europe | Eurozine

Security is on everybody’s minds and at the top of the political agenda across Europe, but if we are to…

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Europe and its victims | Eurozine

When I was invited to give this ‘Speech to Europe’ on Judenplatz, there was a personal reason why I was…

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Battle for the middle ground

European elections in the Nordic countries, especially the three EU member states – Denmark, Finland and Sweden – are often…

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Balkan realities | Eurozine

When Jean-Claude Juncker became president of the European Commission in 2014, he declared that accession negotiations would continue over the…

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Emergency in Slovakia | Eurozine

‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded. F. Hayek The assassination attempt…

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Goetz on ageing | Eurozine

Does antisemitism have roots in Islam? In the 900th edition of Merkur, Manfred Sing looks at the historical evidence and…

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Bracing for a populist surge

In all three Baltic states, the ubiquitous gloom stemming from Russia’s ongoing threat has firmed up the view of the…

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No longer a footnote | Eurozine

In the early days of March 2022, as Russian troops were approaching the outskirts of Kyiv, international media were focused…

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Tearing down Fortress Europe | Eurozine

Migration is one of today’s most powerful, and most entrenched, imaginaries. The word conjures up images of walls, borders, police,…

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