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The consequences of denialism

By Anna Foa
Surfing on Facebook, it struck me to find out how denialism, or at least one type of denialism, is constructed. Among countless examples, here is one. A long and important post, written by a famous writer who …


Par Anna Segre 

Un roman qui parle des Juifs italiens pendant les vacances de Noël: La figlia unica (La fille unique) d’A. B. Yehoshua semble le livre parfait à lire à cette période de l’année. Et pourtant, j’avoue que je …


By David Bidussa*
“In my view, the greatest evil is not violence, but aggression, aggression is the mother of all violence”. [Amos Oz, Gesù e Giuda, Feltrinelli, p. 26]. Sometimes, words open passages to begin to understand.

*Social historian …


Von Gadi Luzzatto Voghera*

Er, das absolut Böse, scheint immer die Hauptperson unserer Alpträume zu sein. Er wird von den Massen heraufbeschworen (kürzlich von den Impfgegnern), die großen politischen Leader sprechen von ihm. Seien sie die Gemäßigten, die große …

A shiver

By Anna Foa*
I get a photo on Facebook. It is set in an unspecified American city in 1941. It is an Easter march for peace. I remember that the United States only entered the war in December 1941, …

Ticketless – Reading Yehoshua

Alberto Cavaglion*

I have always enjoyed studying the reception of a writer in a country (or period) different from their own. Reading Yehoshua was the title of an anthology edited by Emanuela Trevisan Semi, which however does not go …

Naming and “unnaming” after

By Anna Segre

To name a street, a square or a park after someone is not like acquitting them in court: presumption of innocence is not enough, extenuating circumstances are not enough, invoking the peculiar historical circumstances in which that …

Taking leave from the past

By David Bidussa*

“I am what I do”, rather than “I am what I think”. In the intermediate time of balances, the possibility of rebirth is linked to the first expression more than to the second. Not because there …

The destiny of Afghan women

By Anna Foa*

Kabul fell into Taliban’s hands. Many Afghans are at risk, but especially girls and young girls do. In Herat, as soon as they took the city, Taliban already asked for the lists of unmarried girls over …