“4 Months 3 Weeks And 2 Days”, dir. by Cristian Mungiu (2007)

4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile is a 2007 Romanian art film with drama and thriller elements, written and directed by Cristian Mungiu and starring Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, and Vlad Ivanov. The film is set in Communist Romania in the final years of the Nicolae Ceaușescu era. It tells the story of two… Continue lendo “4 Months 3 Weeks And 2 Days”, dir. by Cristian Mungiu (2007)

How to build an authoritarian regime (and how to stop one) — Timothy SNYDER

People are overwhelmed by new ideas brought upon by new technologies. Could new media—like the internet—ruin the world before rebuilding it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_fcX6zIu44 Get ready for a rocky century: there was 150 years after the book was invented before the Great Enlightenment. Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author… Continue lendo How to build an authoritarian regime (and how to stop one) — Timothy SNYDER

“Soviet Communism: a modern millenarian revolution” – John GRAY

Bolshevism as a social phenomenon is to be reckoned as a religion, not as an ordinary political movement.Bertrand Russell In the last pages of his pamphlet ‘Literature and Revolution’, published in 1923, Leon Trotsky gives a glimpse of the transformation in human life he believed was within reach. He writes not about changes in society… Continue lendo “Soviet Communism: a modern millenarian revolution” – John GRAY

Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

On 21 September 2019, the Nexus Institute — one of the most prestigious intellectual organizations keeping the spirit of European humanism alive — celebrated its 25th anniversary with a public symposium entitled ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited: Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times’, after the founding novel of the Nexus Institute, Thomas Mann’s The Magic… Continue lendo Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary

Why does Russia get more nationalistic under Putin? Why is nationalism in Russia a big topic? And what is modern Russia under Putin pursuing for a strategy? Dutch journalist and Russia expert Jelle Brandt Corstius tries to find out who is pushing the forces behind Putin's desire for expansion and why people in Russia are… Continue lendo Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary

“Como podemos (e iremos) viver juntos [legendas Pt]” – John GRAY

John Gray, filósofo britânico, esclarece que a humanidade viverá de forma conjunta, como sempre o fez – seja no passado ou no presente: com a pluralidade de ideias, de sistemas de governo e de culturas. Segundo Gray, o que deveria prevalecer não são os projetos que buscam unificar identidades, sendo que estes frequentemente assumem faces… Continue lendo “Como podemos (e iremos) viver juntos [legendas Pt]” – John GRAY

“The Death of Utopia” – John GRAY

Modern politics is a chapter in the history of religion. The greatest of the revolutionary upheavals that have shaped so much of the history of the past two centuries were episodes in the history of faith – moments in the long dissolution of Christianity and the rise of modern political religion. The world in which… Continue lendo “The Death of Utopia” – John GRAY

Why are autocrats popular? – Assault on democracy | DW Documentary

A wave of authoritarianism is churning from East to West and assailing civil society. Autocrats are threatening democracy, while their regimes portray NGOs as Trojan horses for foreign interference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWOlugUj4Qk The resurgence of authoritarianism is impacting countries across the globe, no matter what their form of government. "In the Crosshairs of the State" documents this… Continue lendo Why are autocrats popular? – Assault on democracy | DW Documentary

Why You Should Be Worried About Facebook’s Metaverse | VICE News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bolyiGMcjBs On December 6, Facebook was sued for its role in facilitating the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The Facebook Papers revealed how the company chased profits - often at the expense of safety. So can we trust Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse won't become a tool for misinformation and surveillance?