Branimir Pofuk's interview with Venko Andonovski, the author of the novel Alphabet for the Disobedient, latest edition...Read More
„Finally! That was my first thought when I found out about the Croatian translation of this book.“ - This is how Dario ...Read More
In June we are planning to publish a new book by Ari Turunen, Not so great after all, so The Book of The Month is After you, madam – A short history of proper behavior by Ari Turunen and Markus Partanen.
This book is trying to reveal the sometimes surprising reasons for changing European behavior rules and to show that the consequences of development are not always positive, as the self-suffocating superficial luster of social etiquette teaches us. Etiquette guides explain how one should behave; this book is trying to explain why people behave in a certain way. The history of good behavior in many ways is rough but knowing it can be comforting because it helps to understand the emergence of some common habits of Western life style. The book considers what is in principle decent behavior. The question really is: Does the so-called etiquette exist or is it just a smoke curtain for human control, a kind of spiritual cage that prevents the natural, animal behavior of humans?Open
With the rise of nationalism and populism in Europe, the notion of fascism reappears in political debates, whether it is the announcement of a hypothetical return from the 1930's or the stigmatization of "Islamofascism" for the others. At a time when European democracies are showing signs of fatigue, it is necessary to re-examine the meaning of this word by mobilizing a historical approach and placing this political phenomenon in the country in which it was born: Italy. Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci recalls the role and unprecedented place of violence in fascist ideology and its practice. Violence was used not only to destroy political opponents, but also for the purpose of genocide in the Italian colonies. By studying certain areas that historians often neglect, she deciphers the impact of ...Open