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VakxikonBlog: World History of Terror

The following texts abstain from concluding any link to the scientific study of terrorism. They read certain historical events, such as reading the most important pages of a novel or watching the most famous scenes of a tragedy.

However, the author claims to know the only reason why people so intently terrorize people: because they are humans. Of course, the above position cannot provide us with a legal definition of terrorism. We cannot say: “Terrorism is what people do to people because they are people.” However – even without an explanation – this author will think in his way in each case. He knows that the only way to love someone is to treat them like little children. Humans scream loneliness, mortality, despair, delusion, exiled to the brink of an irrational universe. A round stone all our lives.

Our thoughts, our hopes, our desires are ultimately ours. The author mentions instances of history where his “terrorist” came into power yesterday, stressing the relevance of the term and things. “The truth is never in the depths. The depth is always up. Wisdom is our terror in the face of the clarity of truth, which is often inconsistent with our desires. The hidden meaning is only an attempt to avoid sense — the ideas symbols of cenotaphs.

They have nothing under them. Ideas live elsewhere and wait for when we decide to stop this childish play of interpretation. Theseus’ false labors speak clearly. What they say; Terrorism is the irrepressible violence. Terrorism is the deprivation of the right to identity. Terrorism is the life-threatening destruction of one’s life and property. Terrorism is forced labor. Terrorism is a deception. Terrorism is the unnecessary challenge of the other.

Terrorism is the removal of the right to diversity. Terrorism is a grouping with the purpose of enforcement. Terror is a conspiracy. Terrorism is slavery. The “World History of Terrorism,” first released in digital form a few years ago, through the site of the magazine “Vakchikon,” which has also been translated into English, is a great essay, especially captivating and appealing. G. Blana’s literary style is distinct and glossy, comprehensible and suggestive, with an excellent economy of speech, thereby contributing to the enjoyment of reading, reminiscent of great essayists of world literature, while giving food to (much) thought. Dialogue. Listen to the discussion I had with George Blana, author of “World History of Terrorism” as part of the Booktalks at Amagi radio show. The show aired on 24/1/15, and our conversation with the author begins after the first hour.

There are six events, each of which includes two presentations: one historical and one literary. The games will be held Thursday, January 24th until April 11th, 2019 at 18.00-20.00 at the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens. Lecturers will be historians and scholars from the country’s universities and research centers. The historians will present crucial moments of modern Greek history and the literary emblematic literary works of the time.

Each suggestion will last 25 minutes so that it can be discussed with the public. The lecture cycle is open to the general public, teachers, and students with free admission. Those who follow the period will be able to end up with a follow-up certificate — Vangelis Karamanolakis, Associate Professor of History, University of Athens | Between narration and representation.M.Z. Kopidakis, Emeritus Professor, University of Athens Oh foreigners. Simonides’ three epigrams for the Battle of Thermopylae justify Aristotle’s view that History deals with everything, while poetry seeks to capture the “at all,” the general principles and causes.

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