bidussaBy David Bidussa

In the Sunday literary supplement of the Corriere della Sera, English historian Peter Burke said that intellectuals in exile have been the voices that, with their uprooting, have helped to create culture, trigger news and produce innovation. Perhaps, together praising the concept of belonging, which seems to be the most appreciated language, it would not be wrong to find “virtue” in uprooting.

*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas.