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 … Continua a leggere

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 … Continua a leggere

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, … Continua a leggere

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 … Continua a leggere