The Greek Lab

On Sunday, June 17, Antonis Samaras walked into the press centre as the winner of the repeated Greek parliamentary election. It was late at night, and the leader of the conservative New Democracy party was flanked by a gaggle of sweaty and decidedly rotund admirers. To a clued-in observer, the very girth of these men […]

Poniglava proslava ali en-dva-tri demokracija

Priznam. Nisem objektiven. Oseben sem in krivi smo, ker smo v prejšnjem mandatu delali državne proslave. Delali smo jih s Sašom Podgorškom in Iztokom Kovačem, Edvardom Clugom in Danilom Roškerjem, Nedo R. Bric in Iztokom Mlakarjem, bolnico Franjo in Trubarjevim Katekizmom, primorskimi partizani in Tigrovci, Igorjem Zupetom in Vladom Kreslinom, Tokcem in Tomijem, pesniki in […]

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Lačna žival / Hungry Animal

jan, nikoli ne dokončaš, česar se lotiš   izstopiš iz drvečega trolejbusa. ustaviš se na trati. pogledaš v krošnjo. zavzdihneš. enonogi golob kavsne v košček nečesa. približaš se stolpnici. jo objameš. objameš in previdno izvlečeš iz granitne podlage. previdno in počasi. bojiš se, da ne bi vznemiril stanovalcev. spodnji vogal vtakneš v usta. naprej ne […]

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There’s a lot of work to be done in Europe

When Stojan Pelko invited me to this event, he asked me to be provocative. And I certainly will. We started with 40 minutes of self-congratulatory ritual introductions. Not a single thing was said that was not already known. I know that this is a ritual but perhaps the time has come to change the rituals. […]

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Arab Illusions

A year and a half after the Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi set set himself aflame and thereby triggered the Arab spring, the democratic change in the Middle East and in Northern Africa has ground to a dramatic halt.   Two weeks ago, the Egyptian judicial system sentenced Hosni Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib […]

pozabljeno poslane nametane

dobro se počutim med temi duhovi še bolje rečeno dušami   včasih sem mislil, da so ti duhovi veliki, ker se jim je tako reklo in zdeli so se nedosegljivi, zdaj pa vidim, da njihova veličina ni bila toliko v spoznanjih, ampak v svobodi   v svoji svobodi so veliki, v svobodi pa je lahko velik vsakdo, moja soseda na […]

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All we are saying is give Greece a chance

De te fabula narratur   Imagine a scene from a dystopian movie which depicts our society in its near future decay: uniformed guards patrol half-empty downtown streets during the night, looking for immigrants, criminals, and other suspicious types in order to brutally collect and evict them… what seems like a cheap Hollywood image is a […]

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