Historical events and our knowledge of them mould our understanding of today’s world. The interdisciplinary authorship of this volume focuses on the connection between past and future. A bold and unusual publication whose approaches and themes extend from biographical experiences via intergenerational exchange to the discussion of current social phenomena.
To what extent does (lack of) knowledge of the past influence our view of the present and our tales of the future? Authors from the realms of history, art, philosophy, journalism, poetry, cartoons and film investigate complex everyday reality in history and the present and direct their attention towards the shifts in political hegemonies which lead to ostracism, denigration and destruction. They have explicitly chosen an international perspective which shows that social polarisation and radicalisation are not phenomena limited by national boundaries, but are universal social manifestations in a globally interlinked world.