Vices and idiosyncrasies of the liquid society today. He will explain in a moment a book by Franco Ferrarotti, The traveler sedentary. Internet and enmeshed companies, Output from the publisher Edb. The origins of democracy, in Periclean Athens, only the President of the boulé, the city council, He was allowed to take notes on his wax tablet. The other members had to speak off the cuff. Today, the Internet time, you can communicate everything to everyone, in real time, on a planetary scale, but there is nothing to talk humanly meaningful and deep. For Ferrarotti, You have lost direct contact, body language, the fact and the background, the weight and complexity of experiencing human. Everything is simplified, lightened, speeded. Just click. But the man is numerically precise and emptied at the same time. It's quick, fast, perpetually nomadic or ocean-trash web browser, but sedentary. He sees everything and do not touch anything. It's hectic and property at the same time, informed of everything and concentrate on nothing. Because in our society enmeshed, increasingly interconnected and fragile, Internet and countless other media celebrate and consecrate the confusion between instrumental values to the final values.
Among other EDB outputs in winter, a new book by Irene Némirovsky, The stranger and Jo Koopman, The night of Auschwitz. unpublished diary of a Dutch jew. Written almost in direct, between 1945 and the 1946, It returns this witness daily life in the Nazi extermination camp, fears, harassment, the imminence of death. But also the liberation by the Russians and the long journey through Eastern Europe that resembles the one described in the book by Primo Levi Truce. From your diary also the new book of semiotics and writer Julia Kristeva, The night of the dawn justice of forgiveness. In a reflection that listens to the Hebrew Bible and the voice of theologians, at the thought of Freud and Dostoevsky's literature, Julia Kristeva addresses the issue of young people radicalized in the context of the ills of civilization. The impotence of political discourse, the relentless growth of populism, the affirmation of identity cults and the explosion of the death drive are symptoms of a malaise that, in some cases, It produces the inability to distinguish between good and evil, the interior and the exterior, the subject and the object. It 'a framework that requires you to mobilize all means, political and economic, "Not to mention the ones that give us the knowledge of souls", to accompany the listening delicacy needed, with proper education and with the generosity that is imposed, this painful disease that breaks upon us. "To ask forgiveness for the evil committed, grant their forgiveness for the harm suffered - writes Julia Kristeva – are two necessary conditions for the future ceases to repeat the past and reborn hope ".