There is not much news going on in Lithuania in the summertime, except the tropical heat and some mini tornados, which even caused several deaths, mostly of tourists, due to falling trees and bricks. Therefore, one of the main news of this summer became an intellectual discussion in the main Lithuanian-language Internet sites, about liberal values, which are the essence of Western societies.Tomas Venclova, poet and Soviet-era dissident who now lives in the United States, wrote an article, “I’m suffocating,” where he complained about provincialism and xenophobia in ...
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