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‘On doit protéger l’art contre les bombes’

Konstantin Akinsha liste les trésors de sa propre Ukraine : les 56000 objets du Musée des trésors historiques de Kiev, les chefs-d’œuvre de l’artiste contemporain Oleksandr Rojtburd, les synagogues dispersées dans tout le pays, les églises, les théâtres, les archives, …

Italics – Le destin littéraire de Primo Levi

Par Giorgio Berruto*

Si Primo Levi a d’abord été perçu comme un témoin d’Auschwitz, celui qui en a donné l’image la plus exacte et la plus frappante, il est aujourd’hui considéré comme un classique de la littérature italienne du …

The duty to ask

By Anna Segre

During the Passover seder, the narrative of liberation from slavery cannot begin without a question. It is not just a device to attract the attention of the little ones: the Talmud explicitly prescribes that even “two learned …

Appeal for a Russian Maidan

By Anna Foa*

From the letter in which the writer Jonathan Littell invites his Russian friends to overthrow the tyrant: ” You are very numerous, you are millions. The Moscow police can handle thirty thousand people in the street, …

Hope and fear

By David Bidussa*

Centuries of modernity, told us years ago Jean Delumeau in his La peur en Occident, have unwrapped in mounting tension between hope and fear. So, along with ostentatious confidences, we saw terrifying monsters everywhere: the devil, …

To Mariana Prokopovych

By Alberto Cavaglion*

The tragic news from Ukraine sparked two memories. To bring them down from the attic of memory came the catalog of a beautiful exhibition of portraits by Carlo Levi promoted by the Giorgio Amendola Foundation in …

Gergiev and the fallacies of the intellectual

By Dario Calimani

I don’t really like Valerij Gergiev, but it is said that he is a very good (Russian) conductor. I don’t like his gesturality, exaggerated in my opinion, and his blank face, but it is a matter of …

A symbol of innocence

By Anna Foa*

There is a video, circulating on social media, that shows a man in Ukraine who tries to stop with his bare hands a Russian tank and then kneels to do it. A very explicit symbol of …

It can happen

By David Bidussa*

On November 4, 1956, the Red Army troops enter Budapest. They arrest all the members of the reformist government and order to surrender their arms. The philosopher György Lukács, Minister of Culture, lays on the table …

A Debt to history: Libyan Jews and Italy’s colonial legacy

By Jeremy Silverstein*

In 2012, the Jewish-Italian Holocaust survivor Messauda Fadlun received a startling demand from the Italian government. For several years, she had been the recipient of a state pension extended as restitution to those who had suffered …