"When Princess Europa was kidnapped by Zeus in bull’s disguise, her father, Agenor, King of Tyre, sent his sons in search of his lost daughter. One of them, Cadmon, sailed to Rhodes. In Delphi he asked the Oracle about his sister’s whereabouts. On that specific point Pythia, true to her habit, was evasive -but she obliged Cadmon with practical advice: "you won’t find her. Better get yourself a cow, follow it and push it forward, don’t allow it to rest; at the spot where it falls from exhaustion, build a town".
Zygmunt Bauman



dilluns, de desembre 05, 2016

La contrarevolución europea

(Publicado en El Periódico, 01.12.16) 

En uno de los mejores textos sobre el voto anti-'establishment', Catherine Fieschi, directora del think tank Counterpoint, explica como el populismo se nutre de un cambio fundamental en la forma que tenemos de debatir. Teniendo en cuenta que el espacio público se ha ensanchado colosalmente con la llegada de las redes y que el pensamiento analítico se ha descentralizado, el reto consiste a volver a recuperar el terreno frente al descrédito y la negación generalizada, sintetizado en la invectiva de ‘¿y eso porqué, porqué lo dices tú?’ (...)