The joint editors of Europe – the very idea introduce the next stage of their project – a discussion inspired by the Czech philosopher and political dissident Jan Patočka. An invitation to discussion. By Darian Meacham and Francesco Tava
You can defeat the Mafia only by creating synergies and spreading the culture of "Righteous legality" in the younger generations. This is the basis of father Luigi Ciotti's initiative Contromafie, whose third edition will take place in Rome from 23 to 26 October.
The book Eichmann Before Jerusalem (Ed. Alfred A. Knopf) by Bettina Stangneth appears to challenge Arendt's thesis of the "banality of evil", but this should not lead to deny the value of Arendt's challenge to Western thought.
The Independent and Il Fatto Quotidiano have decided to limit the news about ISIS to the objective necessity. They will inform readers about hostages, but no room will be given either to shocking images or to proclamations or emotional reactions which would only serve the purpose to enhance the terrorists' visibility.
The museum will present items of Palestinian Arab heritage and contemporary art works. Created by the Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru and the Israeli designer Avital Bar-Shay with the municipality and the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, it will promote the dialogue between Arab and Jewish artists.
Israel, a revolution in Holocaust memory
Twenty kilometres away from Tel Aviv, in Ra’anana, there is an innovative university: the Open University of Israel. Thousands youths from the Kibbutz’ and the Arab Israeli suburbs follow its online lessons from their computers, tablets and mobile phones. A course about genocide cases in the 20th century set up in the recent months has become a unique example not only in Israel, but in the whole Middle East. This is the university from which, thanks to Professor Yair Auron – author of books about the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust and Israeli-Palestinian dialogue – a a true cultural revolution arose, aiming at reversing the relationship of the average Israelis with the Holocaust.
Golden Ambrogino 2014
Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous, is among the personalities whom Milan City Hall decided to award with the Golden Ambrogino, the civic merit dedicated to the town's Holy Patron.
"Through the stories of the Righteous, young people learn to think for themselves following their consciences. They learn to judge based not on stereotypes, but based on what they see and hear."