Il mondo – Passacaglia

 Vorrei tornare indietro per rivedere il passato per comprendere meglio quello che abbiamo perduto. Viviamo in un mondo orribile… siamo in cerca di un’ esistenza…. La gente è crudele e spesso infedele, nessun si vergogna di dire menzogne i giovani, i putti gli uomini tutti non vale fuggire si plachi l’ardire. Vorrei tornare indietro per … Continua a leggere

War, Modesty and Good Life

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—to characterize our age. (from Einstein, Albert: “The Common Language of Science”, a broadcast for Science, Conference, London, 28 September 1941. Published in Advancement of Science, London, Vol. 2, No. 5. Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions [1954]) As in discussions on Greece the metaphor “from tanks … Continua a leggere

Hegemony

Recently, we walked out of the temple … I am not sure if it had been a problem of pronunciation, some Freudian slip or some hint — two words merged to one, one divided itself into two meanings May be it is something those, striving for hegemony and imperial superiority should think about. Immortal — … Continua a leggere

Two Dreams and One Nightmare

Well, hesitating (again) if there is any use in writing, as actually the facts are clear and thus little if anything can be added – perhaps a personal rant, and then of course the Beckett’ian danger is coming with it:  I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of … Continua a leggere

What an end?

There are and will be many declarations, statements and analyses on the outcome of the negotiations against Greece. Hamlet came to my mind – how thought of suicide, and I titled The sad victory of injusticeThere had been much written about the EU and the core character of the project – the debate not least … Continua a leggere

The sad victory of injustice

Hamlet’s thoughts come to mind …To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ‘tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep No more; and by a sleep, to … Continua a leggere

Two tales from academia

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Claiming to have power equals being eternally right

Recently, we walked out of the temple … I am not sure if it had been a problem of pronunciation, some Freudian slip or some hint — two words merged to one, one divided itself into two meanings Immortal — immoral

Europe – The South and the Global South

Migration is an ongoing issue and still often underestimated in its complexity  or how the killing is going on   and why we actually face it

Put the right name on things — Greece 

“ The ‘no’ vote in Greece is a victory against the financial terrorism carried out by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”