European Citizens, or How the Culture of Curiosity Works

  • 2010-01-21
  • By Leonidas Donskis
What is the role of the academe in fostering and strengthening the EU? The answer is quite simple: the education of a multilingual, tolerant, curious, and liberally-minded European. True, we are all familiar with countless jokes on how it makes no sense to expect to get a lump in the throat on hearing the European anthem, or how pointless it is to endeavor to create something like European patriotism. They are meant to poke fun of the idea of being at home in Europe as a symbolic space of values and ideas. Yet the undisputable fact is that European universities provide nearly a perf...
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