The statue of Dostoyevsky in Tallinn, Estonia
Art & Culture/Philosophy

Dostoyevsky 125 years on: secret yearnings of the human soul

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… Keep Reading

Comment & Opinion/Economics

‘Market economy status’ to China? A bad, bad idea

According to a leaked paper published by the daily Politico this morning, granting China the status of a ‘market economy’ by the end of 2016 would not have the best consequences for EU economy. Directorate-General TRADE, the European Commission’s “ministry” responsible for these matters, in its own working document states that this move would not… Keep Reading

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Art & Culture

Grave of the Fireflies

On 9th December at age 85 died Akiyuki Nosaka (野坂 昭如), an author of story Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓), which earned him a prestigious literary award Naoki. Born in 1930 in the former imperial capital of Kamakura, not far from Tokyo, Akiyuki Nosaka lived through the death of his mother and then of his… Keep Reading

Politics

On Icelandic Constitution and Direct Democracy, Interview with Katrín Oddsdóttir

­­European Strategist’s editor Alice Máselníková interviews Katrín Oddsdótir about the socio-political situation in Iceland following the draft of new constitution in 2011, direct democracy, and the power of the people. Katrín Oddsdóttir is a lawyer, activist and human rights worker. She was member of Iceland’s 2011 Constitutional Council, together with 24 other citizens of Iceland… Keep Reading

Art & Culture/Politics

Statement

2015   On days like today it is hard to love one- and thyself, to still believe that people are born to live and dream freely. I wonder what Rousseau would say of the chains that we forged for ourselves in full, but willing ignorance. We got too used to the fact that wars are… Keep Reading

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