Issue 1708

Published Date : 2021-12-28
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Between Darkness and Light: The itineraries of Leonard Cohen

By: Claudio Zonta SJ

On November 7, 2016, Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and author, died in Los Angeles. Just a few weeks prior, on October 21, 2016, his final album, titled You Want It Darker, had been released, coinciding with the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan. When asked about Dylan’s award at a Canadian Consulate event in Los Angeles, Cohen replied “it’s like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain in the world.”[1]...

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By: Francesco Occhetta, SJ

When in history populist movements return, they are like stormy waves crashing over governments and institutions. Their identities and political programs were brought into the open by the millions of votes received in the European elections of 2014 by various political forces that almost all coalesced into two groups in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, both based on anti-European and nationalist political orientations.[1] It is true, as Ralf Dahrendorf has written, that defining populism on a social level is “easy,”...

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