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Dostoyevsky 125 years on: secret yearnings of the human soul

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The statue of Dostoyevsky in Tallinn, Estonia

125 years ago on 9 February 1881 died arguably the most well-known Russian novelist in Europe, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский). What should a today’s reader remember about him as a writer, thinker and a man? In his vast work consisting of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and many other publications, Dostoyevsky…

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La démocratie directe d’Hannah Arendt

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La Révolution Française n’atteint jamais sa cause ultime à cause de la misère, ce fléau social qui la mena non pas vers le chemin de la liberté, mais vers celui de la Terreur.[ref]ARENDT, Hannah, On the Revolution, p. 351.[/ref] Du côté de la Révolution Américaine on pourrait parler de succès, car celle-ci aboutit non seulement…

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Althusius: A Thinker of European Federalism

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Johannes Althusius As the ‘F-word’ is increasingly discussed in the intellectual and political circles as a viable solution to the Eurozone crisis, it is useful to remind ourselves that there is more to federalism than the well-known model of the United States. In fact, there is an older strand of federal thought that is peculiar…

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