TIM press published a new book by a Dutch cultural philosopher, intellectual and founder of the Nexus Institute, Rob Riemen. After the success of his earlier books, Nobility of spirit, The eternal return of fascism and the The university of life, a new title, The Return of Europe. Her tears, deeds and dreams reminds us of fundamental but forgotten Western ideals which the author seeks to restore.
"The European Union is not Europe," says Riemen. "It is an economic union, a bureaucracy lost in its own capitalist values from which European soul has long disappeared, and where countless specters from its destructive past come to take the stage again. Europe, on the other hand, is a long forgotten princess, the one that Zeus disguised as a bull seduced and abducted, the same one that washed ashore on Crete where she gave birth to the great humanistic ideal. That same ideal, Europe, was founded and lauded by thinkers and poets, embodied by the brave leaders fighting against tyranny and power for a world of truth and justice."
Following the collapse of values and the degradation of the humanities in a low class science, Riemen, as a passionate advocate of classical humanistic values, announces the return of the forgotten princess Europe. She returns at a symposium at the Grand Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria, at the meeting of a few intellectuals. In the Alpine resort of icons of European cultural history, such as Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Clara Haskil, Friedrich Nietzsche and Marcel Proust, Riemen's interlocutors in The Return of Europe seek to enrich modern democracy with aristocracy, and to spread European identity as a key to humane solidarity.
- ISBN: 978-953-8075-15-5
- Year of the edition: 2016
- Number of pages: 68
- Cover: paperback
- Original title: De terugkeer van Europa
- Original language: Dutch
- Translation: Toni Bandov
- Dimensions: 120x200 mm
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