Hara Kouki

Greece’s Doomed Generation

A year after the International Monetary Fund and the European Union imposed their now infamous austerity memorandum on Greece, life here has changed radically. If you are between 18 and 24 years old, the chances are that you are unemployed, like 40% of your generation. If you are in your 30s and do have a…

The Negation of Modernity in Education Reform

On 24th October 2010 the Iranian state radio announced that new restrictions were imposed upon 12 social sciences that are considered to be based on Western intellectual currents and therefore incompatible with Islamic teachings. The list includes law, philosophy, management, psychology, political science and the two disciplines that appear to trouble more the leadership of…

Greece: A Short Voyage to the Land of Ourselves

The days of December 2008 seemed like a long, extremely long moment of rupture that shattered deeply and entirely our normality. We saw in front of us the possibility of things happening: thousands of people taking to the streets every day, writing hundreds of protests, occupying public buildings and interrupting theatre and music spectacles, performing…