• Between Worlds - In and Around

Small Wonders ?!

Il pullulare di lotte e di violenze aveva spinto la popolazione ad espedienti caratteristici: ciascuna famiglia cercò di proteggersi con lo stringersi alla propria consorteria, e ciascuna consorteria so alleò ad altre in società. I più ricchi rafforzarono le mura dei loro palazzi ed eressero torri; torri eressero a comune difesa anche minori famiglie, piccole … Lire la suite

This World

This world is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those that feel. (Horace Walpole)

The Day After

It is spring, indeed, and some see it as Vatican Spring, others highlight that the flue, a typical ill-health of this time of the year, is increasingly fatal in Greece, La Grèce présente le taux de mortalité lié à la grippe le plus élevé des pays européens. Les politiques d’austérité drastiques dans le domaine de … Lire la suite

Kafka – or: The most reasonable person in town …

Well, one of the most reasonable I met occasionally in Rome – I mentioned this guy yesterday in a mail to a friend. Here the little story: Had been to the post office today – guess there I meet (or just see) one of the most reasonable people …, every time I am going early … Lire la suite

per una società più sostenibile

That sustainability is not a question of concerns about the environment is shown in some brief reflections that had been made in preparation of the EXPO 2015, in Milano. the presentation highlights that we are talking about societal sustainability. And as such it is concerned with relations – relations of people that are characterising their … Lire la suite

The Story of Europe Remembrance and the Circle of European Friends who resisted Hitler

Presentation in Haidari, January 2014 Being here is a matter with mixed feelings – for different reasons: If it would be only about the commemoration of the values, not about the outrages, it would be simple to say: I am glad to be here, commemorating the cradle of democracy If it would be only about … Lire la suite

HOPE II – The Story of Remembrance

The municipality of Haidari, near Athens, is implementing these days an interesting project – actually it is a follow up: HOPE II. The discussion so far showed that learning from history is especially of importance when authoritarian statehood is gaining power and actually the EU is loosing direction. Starting from the idea of an Economic … Lire la suite

Qualità sociale e sostenibilità

On the occasion of the preparation of the EXPO which will take place in Milan, I attended on the 5th of December 2013 a conference which brought different research strands together. The different strands are all concerned wight he major topic of the forthcoming EXPO, which is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" The presentation, … Lire la suite

Excellence – The Mediocrity of Excellencies and Excellence of Mediocrity

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.[1] Those who know me well, can understand what it means when I write: I do not know since when I am living … Lire la suite

The New and The Old

There is a New Christmas Tale, of course one of joy, and it claims to be a global one. It had been released exactly one month before the day that the Christian world celebrates as Christmas Eve. And there is still an old Tale: The Christmas Carol as we know it from Charles Dickens – … Lire la suite

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