As the EU’s refugee ‘crisis’ continues to develop, we sat down with refugee rights organizers in central and eastern Europe to discuss the local reception of refugees, how EU policies are influencing member state policies, as well as activist responses that are seeking to curtail rising European xenophobia. Click on the names below to learn more about the responses of community activists and organizers in the different countries along the refugees’ route.
- “Scratch a Russian liberal and you’ll find an educated conservative”: an interview with sociologist Greg Yudin
- The Freedom to Say “No”: Interview with dismissed Turkish academic and Yeniyol editor Uraz Aydin
- Romanian Soldiers and 1917: Memoirs from the other Side of the Revolution
- Out in the Cold: Romania and Bulgaria look away from transborder collaboration
- Romania: Two Elephants in the Room
This article first appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books on March 6, 2017. ON JANUARY 25, 2017, the Budapest City Council decided to remove the statue of Georg Lukács from a park in the city’s 13th district. We invited philosopher G. M. Tamás to comment on the significance of the gesture. Before 1914, ..