Italo Calvino: Why Read the Classics?

Italo Calvino: Why Read the Classics?

Translated by Patrick Creagh,  New York Review of Books, October 9, 1986 Let us begin with a few suggested definitions. 1) The classics are the books of which we usually hear people say: “I am…

Alan Johnson: Pascal Bruckner and the Tyranny of Guilt

Alan Johnson: Pascal Bruckner and the Tyranny of Guilt

World Affairs, 20 January 2012 An eternal movement: critical thought, at first subversive, turns against itself and becomes a new conformism, but one that is sanctified by the memory of its former rebellion. Yesterday’s audacity…

Report notes increasing marginalisation of Christians in Europe

Report notes increasing marginalisation of Christians in Europe

By: Brian Hutt, Christian Today A report has voiced concern over the ability of Christians in Europe to publicly express their faith. The report is released every five years by the Vienna-based Observatory of Intolerance…

Athanase Papandropoulos: Why we need a Europe of Culture

Athanase Papandropoulos: Why we need a Europe of Culture

Indeed, it was from Europe that the idea went forth some 25 centuries ago to institute a social order in which citizens would be masters of their own decisions and which would depend on no…

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The Theses of Europese...

Published in Je Maintiendrai, 14 June 1946; here translated from a German version, Die Thesen der Europäischen Aktion, pamphlet, s.l.n.d. From W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of European Integration, De Gruyter, 1988…

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Swedberg, Richard: The Idea...

Stockholm University, Department of Sociology, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden. Notes and references are excluded. A united Europe is not a modern expedient, be it political or economic, but an ideal which has been accepted since thousands…

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Spinelli, Altiero: Speech at...

Published in A. Spinelli, Dagli stati sovrani agli Stati Uniti d’Europa, repr. in L. Levi and S. Pistone, Trent’anni di vita del MFE (here excerpted). From W.Lipgens and W. Loth, Documents on the History of…

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