KORONA: Will a far more favorable ideological virus spread and hopefully infect us, the virus that makes us think of another society, beyond the nation-state, a society that realizes itself as global solidarity and cooperation? [Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World by Slavoj Žižek]
Migrant: How hospitable can you expect to be? Those who do not belong anywhere become poets, because they have to invent a new form of world citizenship, writes Alain Badiou. [Migrants and Militants by Alain Badiou]
CRITICISM OF THE CRITICIAN: In The Disintegration of a Critic, a selection of Jill Johnston's personal and special reviews are presented and criticized by other writers and artists. [The Disintegration of a Critic by Fiona McGovern, Megan Francis Sullivan, Axel Wieder]
MIDDLE CLASS: Current in these corona times is whether Reckwitz's analysis opens up a restructuring of the economy back to a "real economy" - from the cultural capitalism in which the goods promise consumers symbolic, narrative, aesthetic and ethical experiences. [The End of Illusions by Andreas Reckwitz]
VIRUS: An Italian writer and physicist has wrought while the corona iron is hot. But his message is, paradoxically, drowning in the banalities that he believes should depart from mathematical realities. [In the time of infection by Paolo Giordano,]
ruthless: Democrat Susan Rice was the United States ambassador to the United States and became a national security adviser. After tough negotiations with Iran, she got an explosive alert case in her lap: Edward Snowden. [Tough Love by Susan Rice]
SUNNI AND SJIA: The religious contradictions between the two main directions of Islam are not so great. But in conflicts between countries and groups, they are used for everything they are worth. [Sunnis and Shi'a by Laurence Louër Translated by Ethan Rundell]
GREEN GOLD: The forests of Transylvania have become a deadly battlefield with mafia methods and bestial murders of several forest bailiffs. 650 foresters and activists have been assaulted. And in the midst of the power struggle over the Romanian forests stands the furniture giant IKEA.
It was time to settle, now in our sixth year for today's MODERN TIMES. Not only is the world changing with a pandemic (see otherwise in the newspaper), but the public has also changed dramatically over the past decade.
SCENARIO: Imagine, this is the year 2050, and we look back at the origin and evolution of the coronavirus pandemic over the past three decades: both the plagues of pandemics, flooded cities, burned forests, drought and other rising violent climate disasters. We offer the following scenario for such a prospect from the future.
ANTI-SEMITISM: Although depicting an alternate history of the United States during World War II, The Plot Against America paints a frighteningly realistic picture of how fascist ideology can unfold in practice.
ORIENTATION MAY 1, 1970: The world over will mark the 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth. Today, Lenin is a historical leading figure for rebellious people in the world's poorest peasant countries, writes Hans Fredrik Dahl in this article, emphasizing Lenin's role as dialectical revolutionary, politician and journalist rather than theorist and philosopher.