Wir sind unschuldig

The text at the bottom of Marx and Engels monument in Alexander Platz in Berlin reads “Wir sind unschuldig”, i.e. “We are not guilty”. Guilty of what? In the preface to “A People’s Tragedy”, Orlando Figes writes very perceptive words:… Read More ›

Deflation of human agency

One of the premier Art Deco buildings in London, the famed Senate House (above) keeps resonating in my mind every time I wander inside it. Especially overnight. Vastly different in concept but equally capable of impressing with its geometry, the… Read More ›

“To enquire and to create”

There used to be an old concept in classical philosophy, the concept of the full and meaningful life, creative and inquisitive. German classical philosophy recovered that from the ancient Greek civilization, in particular from Ⅴ century Athens. Unfortunately, that was… Read More ›