Fascism, a Timely Debate

Friday, January 31, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 East 38th Street, New York, NY, USA As the world grows frighteningly polarized and radicalized, we look...
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Friday, January 31, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 East 38th Street, New York, NY, USA
As the world grows frighteningly polarized and radicalized, we look back at the bitter lessons of Romanian fascism in the company of Romanian-American scholar Cristina Bejan, the author of a groundbreaking study on the ambiguous seductions of the extreme right, „Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). With interventions by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute fellow Paula Ganga. The book will be available for signing.  „The present is all too apt a moment to revisit the 1930s: the break between the old right and the new right, the existential thinness of liberalism, the rejection of reason in favour of Eros and Thanatos. Bejan is explicit about her disappointment with her gifted protagonists, who might have made more ethical choices, but did not.” (Marci Shore, Times Literary Supplement)
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