Culture, History, Politics, Society
Hope and Dover Beach
The big questions today are whether politics has been or will be captured by the forces of darkness – so that we will be robbed of our hopes and our future; and whether, having lost faith in faith, we are now going to lose faith in politics too
Songs of Hope
Hope Regained. A New World
Presentation Nexus 88
Revolution! The Political Crisis of our Time
Wokeness on Campus: The Reign of Stupidity
There are no competing ideologies or rival schools [...] There is only assent. And when there’s but a single ideology, it isn’t just an ideology. It’s a religion. Its ideas aren’t ideas; they are dogmas.
Richard J. Evans
Brexit: Refighting the Second World War
Football has sometimes been described as a substitute for war
Kiss the Ground: Life Support in Controlled Environments
MIT Professor Kate Brown on how consumerism is eating away a just and livable future
The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life
Lost in Thought
An excellent example of what it aims to capture: solid, high-quality, splendidly useless thinking in action.
Apocalypse Now? Causes of Anxiety in our Age
Amor Mundi. How to End the Age of Anxiety?
Keynote Wole Soyinka, Nexus Conference 2020
Welcome Rob Riemen – Nexus Conference 2020
The Return of Ivan Illich in Times of Corona
It will depend on us whether the coronavirus will result in a new catastrophe, or in a new beginning.
Goodbye to History
The author of Danubia and Germania shows what we can learn from 20th-century German history.
My Experiences with and Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide
The Life of the Mind
Can the life of the mind, the love of truth and beauty, be sustained in a time of materialism and mass democracy?
The Evil of Christianity
‘Good’ and ‘evil’ as fundamentally opposed came into the world with Christianity. This wasn’t good.
The Unnamable Present
A wealth of topics: from Baudelaire to Kafka, Benjamin and Weil; from sacrifice to the sacred, the process of secularization and digital society.
Being Hans Castorp in Our Time
When the Gods Remain Silent
Götterdämmerung. The Twilight of the Gods
Keynote Michael Ignatieff – Nexus Conference 2019
Welcome Rob Riemen – Nexus Conference 2019