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A thought on the Alexandrov Ensemble tragedy and art propaganda

in Art & Culture/Comment & Opinion/International Relations & Defence by
Alexandrov Ensemble

As we are all aware, populism exists across the whole political spectrum; yet we have learned to react to anything which differs from the left-winged consensus with anger and hysteria. What recently caught my attention was the reaction of much of the  Western liberal crowd to the tragic perish of one third of the Alexandrov…

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Roman poets: modern and old

in Art & Culture/History by
Satyr and Maenad in the ancient Roman city of Aizanoi. Photo by Efendi, 2005.

Latin is often regarded as dead as any language can be. Stories, poetry, love letters, simple daily correspondence: everything in this tongue seems to belong to a vanished past, thither behind us, a vestige of a civilisation long begone. We postmoderns would rather go and look for Latin inside dusty tomes at far shelves of…

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