Tag: Politics

His name doesn’t matter. He is from Niksic, but he could be from any city of this new “liberated” Montenegro. (More…)

In Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), English writer Robert Burton offered a precise explanation for the phenomena of laughter as that which seeks to “condemn the world of folly”.  (More…)

HBO’s new cinematic adaptation of J.T. Rogers’ Tony award-winning play Oslo is consistently entertaining.  (More…)

Unlike so many of the records that fall under the rubric of rap these days, Massimo Pericolo’s Solo Tutto remembers what the term originally meant. (More…)

“Why should I worry about deviating from the masses when I am also me and myself? Am I not a mass? Am I not already a collective? Do I not contain multitudes?”  (More…)

These days, even avant-garde musicians are angling for the patronage of television and videogame franchises, not to mention TikTok stars. (More…)

In Belarus, demonstrators continue to resist and protest, refusing to recognise the results of the 9 August presidential election in which Alyaksandr Lukashenka claimed a sixth consecutive term. (More…)

One of the most oft-repeated criticisms of the left is that it has no plausible utopia to offer. (More…)

Nationalism is a synonym for prejudice. It’s a throwback to a time when citizenship was equivalent to ethnicity. If you look different or speak a language that’s hard to understand, you must surely come from somewhere else. (More…)

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