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  • Troubled Identity and the Modern Worldby Leonidas Donskis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    The book maps what Leonidas Donskis terms the troubled identity, that is, the identity that constantly needs assurance and confirmation. It is on why and how the search for identity becomes everything for a postmodern person, an identity builder and shifter. Our infatuation with it replaces the former search for the meaning of life, becoming a mode... more...

  • Loyalty, Dissent, and Betrayalby Leonidas Donskis

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 53.20

    Loyalty and betrayal are among key concepts of the ethic of nationalism. Marriage of state and culture, which seems the essence of the congruence between political power structure and collective identity, usually offers a simple explanation of loyalty and dissent. Loyalty is seen as once-and-for-all commitment of the individual to his or her nation,... more...

  • Niccolò Machiavelliby Leonidas Donskis

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 25.00

    This volume is an attempt to rethink Niccolò Machiavelli, one of the most challenging political thinkers in the history of European political thought. In 2013, we will mark 500 years since Machiavelli wrote his puzzling letter to Lorenzo de’ Medici, Il Principe . This book is an endeavor to cover some of the most complex aspects of Machiavelli’s... more...

  • Modernity in Crisisby Leonidas Donskis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A critical inquiry into postmodern anxiety, fear, indifference, obsessive attention seeking, and the disappearance of privacy and of public space, the book offers penetrating insights into what its author terms the troubled identity, and also into the cultural canon, the weakened sense of belonging, and the inflation of key political concepts. Blending... more...

  • Yet Another Europe after 1984by Leonidas Donskis

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 59.00

    Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe.” Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet... more...

  • Fifty Letters from the Troubled Modern Worldby Leonidas Donskis

    Traugott Bautz 2013; US$ 19.22

    Happy are those epochs that had clear dramas, dreams, and doers of good or evil. Today technology has surpassed politics, the latter having in part become a supplement to technology and threatening to bring the creation of a technological society to completion. This society with its determinist consciousness regards a refusal to participate in the... more...

  • Politics Otherwiseby Leonidas Donskis; J. D. Mininger

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 39.00

    The book is comprised of essays that utilize Shakespeare as a productive window into topics of contemporary social and political relevance. Its interdisciplinary qualities make the book relevant for students of political studies, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, and history. more...

  • Das Ende von Ideologie und Utopie?by Leonidas Donskis; Cathrin Nielsen

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 26.97

    Leonidas Donskis Essay ist eine Kritik von Ideologie und Utopie. Die grundlegende These lautet, dass beide immer schon notwendige Ergänzungen der historischen und kulturellen Einbildungskraft waren, so dass das Böse nicht der Ideologie oder Utopie per se entspringt, sondern dem Versuch, sie eins zu eins in die gesellschaftliche Realität zu übersetzen.... more...

  • Moral Blindnessby Zygmunt Bauman; Leonidas Donskis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    ZYGMUNT BAUMAN is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Leeds, UK. His many books have become international bestsellers and have been translated into more than thirty languages. LEONIDAS DONSKIS is a member of the European parliament, professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and author of over thirty books. more...

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