The European rainbow and the meandering march of history

Written by Nicholas Barrett. Posted in Current publications, Publications

In December of 2013 Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the Russian foreign affairs committee, warned Ukrainian protesters about an expansion of “gay culture”, which he then described as “the official policy of the EU.” It is with this ominous quote that Phillip M Ayoub and David Paternotte start their new book, LGBT activism and the making of Europe: a rainbow Europe.

How did it come to this?

Written by Nicholas Barrett. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Over the course of 2011 and 2012, Athens became the flaming jewel in the crown of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis. A climate of punitive austerity measures and near daily rioting bought the systematically dysfunctional nature of Greek politics to the world’s attention. How could democratically accountable leaders fail to address the country’s unsustainable finances year after year and decade after decade until it was all too late?

A culture of thought

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Professor Stéphan Van Damme has published A toutes voiles vers la vérité : une autre histoire de la philosophie au temps des Lumières, the third volume of his trilogy re-addressing the cultural history of philosophy.