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Kurz’s contempt

Austria has had its fair share of scandals, but this was a first: on 9 October, following police searches of the federal chancellery, the finance ministry and the headquarters of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), chancellor Sebastian Kurz…

Between the body and society

In New Humanist, Zoe Holman investigates childbirth and obstetric violence. Modern medicine comes under scrutiny: ‘Many women find themselves at the mercy of the ideological or financial priorities of medical professionals and pressured…

The common good or the market?

Picture the following image: four young people sitting on a lawn, laughing as they share a pizza. Above, the words: ‘Together we want to make every person’s life a little more valuable every day’. This is not an ad for a convenience food…

Keeping sane

Our publishing doesn’t usually focus on authors’ personal issues, but the tectonic changes in media and the crisis of a century have forced us to look at the problems facing media workers, writers and researchers. We’ve spoken a lot

Watch your mouth panel discussion

Réka Kinga Papp: Irina, you are from Moscow and have lived there most of your life, with occasional trips of a couple of months or so outside Russia. Your connection with Eurozine dates from your stay in Vienna last year. But now you are…

Communism’s centennial abyss

Marxists from all over China secretly gathered in Shanghai and founded the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1921. The party’s centenary, coming ‘at a moment when the West seems uncertain in its approach to an increasingly confident and…

Moral failures

When India’s COVID-19 count rose from 1,863 to 35,864 cases in just 25 days earlier this year, the fallout quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis. Journalist Vidya Krishnan’s assessment in Blätter holds prime minister Narendra Modi…

Viktor Orbán’s war on the media

A good part of the international audience only became familiar with the ongoing anti-democratic project in Hungary when the political upheaval of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election broke a narrative barrier: the shift of conservative…