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Europe is a Castle

By Pierre Haroche

Europe is a castle / Where the wide plains of Asia strangle, stand its chiselled outline, its inner moat, its ocean-backed dungeons.

The Banality of World War “Z”

By Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager and Evgeniya Pyatovskaya

This essay illuminates how—in the words of Nietzsche—“the use and abuse of history” (and of cultural memory) in Putin’s Russia has naturally led to what Hannah Arendt so brilliantly coined The Banality of Evil.