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How the Right Splits on the Israel and Ukraine Topics

The 21st century is turning out to be far more bizarre than anyone had anticipated. The geopolitical realm certainly warrants that characterisation and on the currently more divisive conflicts, the rising right-wing camp is divided in more ways than one.

Miguel Nunes Silva

6 min

Make Europe Great Again. The international conservative conference in Romania and the return to normality

The last weekend of April we were in Bucharest to attend the MEGA - Make Europe Great Again event held in the Romanian parliament.

Álvaro Peñas

José Papparelli

5 min

“The demonstrations in Georgia are not going to slow down because we know what is at stake”: An interview with Nona Mamulashvili

The only way to defeat them is through elections, but when almost the entire state is in the hands of an oligarchy, you need enormous support to be able to reverse the situation.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

“Russia is exploiting divisions in Moldova”: An Interview with Dionis Cenusa

Dionis Cenusa is an associate expert at EESC (Eastern European Studies Centre) and a researcher and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Political Science at Justus Lybig University in Giessen, Germany.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

NatCon, the Debacle of Democracy and the Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Democracy, despite common parlance, is not a modern construction. There has always been democracy in Europe; in fact, despotic regimes were very rare.

Brian Patrick Bolger

5 min

The Worst Kind of Men

In Mel Gibson’s acclaimed film Braveheart, the infamous English king, Edward “Longshanks” meets with the leading nobles of the realm to decide how to approach control of Scotland.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

Analyses

Problem of Expertise in Nowadays Europe

One of the problems with which not only European but Western liberal democracy is struggling today is the problem of knowledge and its relation to politics.

Agnieszka Nogal

15 min

The Spirit of Europe Blows Where It Will

For over 50 years, since mid-1970s, the spirit of neoliberalism hovered over Europe.[1] Its essence was fittingly summed up by Margaret Thatcher, who observed that she knows no such thing as a society but only knows individuals.

Justyna Schulz

15 min

Do We Still Believe in Europe?

In 1750, Jean-Jacques Rousseau won the first prize in a competition organized by the Academy of Dijon, answering the question: “Has the restoration of the sciences and arts contributed to refining moral practices?”

Agnieszka Nogal

10 min

In Vino Veritas. On Blind Testing and the Culture of the Symposium

The world’s best violin is called “Opus 58” and comes from the studio of Swiss master violin maker Michael Rohnheimer.

Paweł Ćwikła

15 min

Frankfurt School and the Social Disorder

In the last half of the century, a social disorder, emerged in Western societies.

Edward Sołtys

15 min

Cursed intellectuals – Raymond Aron and Roger Scruton

Raymond Aron and Roger Scruton hardly shared anything besides the English Channel.

Marcin Gacek

15 min

The Essence of Things - Hesperialism

In the fifth episode of "The Essence of Things", we discuss the topic of philosophy of history and the concept of hesperialism.

Essays

Even the Poets are Killing: Fico and the New Iron Curtain

The Slovak 'Lee Harvey Oswald' was a 71 year old poet. It's what poets do these days. No waltzing around daffodils in the Lake District or smoking Opium a la Coleridge.

Brian Patrick Bolger

5 min

Why do the Germans refuse to talk about reparations?

In 1939, Germany was not planning an ordinary war. The aggression against Poland was to be a prelude to the total annihilation of the Polish nation.

Grzegorz Kucharczyk

6 min

The Goodness of Europe and the Evil of this World

A striking feature of our times is that we are confronted with two radically opposed assessments of the spiritual state of contemporary Europe.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

12 min

Meghan and the Society of the Spectacle

It was the old Marxists who maintained that humans, under capitalism, are related according to their commodity value of exchange.

Brian Patrick Bolger

7 min

Europe's Crisis

The current crisis of our continent raises the following question: Will Europe survive? The question naturally refers to the continent's culture. One could extend the question by asking: Will the West survive? 

Bronisław Wildstein

15 min

Francis Fukuyama and the Philosopher's Stone

In the 1990s there was a type of vulgar complacency in the social sciences. This was ushered in by the after effects of the Cold War which, it was presumed, meant the 'end of' something or other. The 'end of ideology', the 'end of history'; a supposition that the damaging 'ideologies' of the twentieth century were exposed and dismantled.

Brian Patrick Bolger

5 min

What Threatens Poland’s Sovereignty? And How?

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