Politics & Society

Can Greek Tragedy Heal Ukraine?

The term ‘tragedy’ today has entirely negative connotations. In classical Athens, however, tragedy was thought to have a therapeutic and healing function. It enabled Athenians to confront and move beyond their deepest fears and hatred through a process of catharsis, a change of heart. Recovering this view could have important implications for Ukraine.

Arts & Humanities

The January 6 US Capitol Attack: A Non-Revolution With an Enduring Impact

Two years after the violent insurrection around and inside the US Capitol building, the threat to the oldest democracy in modern Western history is far from over. A comparison of Hannah Arendt’s theory of revolutions and a miniseries about John Adams offers insights into the political challenges we are facing today.

Arts & Humanities

Ice Play: What Ice Does in Lyrics, Novels, Toys and Games

It can be cut, stacked, shaped, liquified, swallowed, shattered, and reshaped again and again. Ice as a recurring theme in literature and games provides a canvas for a wealth of phenomena and features of human existence.

Academia & Publishing

14 Holiday Reads for the Intellectually Curious

It’s the time to fill those quiet winter hours with a good book. If you’re looking for a stimulating holiday read to tickle your brain, we have just the right recommendations for you!