Europe, from Charlemagne to the Treaty of Rome

Three talks on Europe, France Culture, May 5th, 6th, 7th, 2014 (in French): 1/3, The Treaty of Rome: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-fabrique-de-l-histoire-europe-13-2014-05-05 2/3,... Read More | Share

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The West and the march to progress

The notion of progress is one that could very well characterize how modernity thinks of itself.  Theoretically, this concept goes back to the development in the sciences of the notion of... Read More | Share

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The Ghosts of Europe’s Past

Yet another perspective on the European Union, rather original and with which I agree on the main points, except that of the common language. Why would (and should) the European Union adopt the... Read More | Share

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On the necessity to promote European culture(s)

In the past Europe was the birth place of the so called “Western civilization,” with centuries old creativity and heritage so abundant, that made our continent dominant in most arts.... Read More | Share

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Europe has failed to create Europeans

An excellent, in my opinion, column on the need to create a European consciousness, and the failure of the European Union and our national leaders to do so. The assertion that Europe needs more... Read More | Share

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The ‘Fair Angel’ and the David Plates: Hellenism in Late Antique Art

Santa Maria Antiqua sits on the foot of the Palatine hill in Rome, a church dedicated in the 6th century and originally integrated into the imperial palace complex from the time of Domitian (81-96... Read More | Share

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The Value of Writing

It is Cadmus of Tyre who is credited with giving the Greeks–and, after them, the whole of Western civilization–this fabulous invention, the art of writing. To the ancients, writing was,... Read More | Share

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