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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Negationism, gattopardism and transitionism

The new coronavirus pandemic has called into question many of the political certitudes that seemed to have been consolidated over the past forty years

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: An escape route for Brazil

The only possible escape route for Brazil is to make sure that, in 2022 at the latest, the hellish nightmare of Bolsonarismo is democratically brought to its end

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The statues of our discontent

When statues come under assault, they leap from the past to become part of our present

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Requiem for Democracy

Once again, after so many other times, Brazil’s wealthy would rather run the risk of descending into dictatorship (if that’s not what they wanted to begin with) rather than have the lower classes express their aspiration to be included in the nation

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Tragic Transparency of the Virus

The things it allows us to see and the way in which they are interpreted and assessed will determine the future of the civilization in which we live. Unlike other apparitions, these ones are real and are here to stay

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Virus: all that is solid melts into air

What is the potential knowledge to be derived from the coronavirus pandemic?

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The ‘de-aging’ of the world

The powers that have produced the aging of the world and turned it into the industry that ensures their perpetuation will find themselves confronted with the effrontery to which their own effrontery has given rise. Will they ever age?

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Toward A New Universal Declaration of Human Rights I

The supposed historic triumph of human rights is leading to an unprecedented degradation of the expectations of a decent life for the majority of the world’s population

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Evo Morales: An Indian out of place

The dramatic events in Bolivia in recent months have followed an imperial script that Latin Americans are becoming more and more familiar with, and which consists in paving the way for the replacing of a democratic government deemed hostile to the interests of the United States

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of- the-world maneuvers in this country

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