« | Home | »

LRB Winter Lectures 2012

Tags:

Neal Ascherson will give the first of the LRB Winter Lectures at the British Museum on Friday 2 March, on ‘Europe’:

Europe is a monster (monstro simile, as they said of the Holy Roman Empire) and a mutant, a creature in its substance unlike the kingdoms and empires and states which preceded it. It’s a sponge, indeterminate in outline, soft in texture, absorbing incomers and diffusing wealth and culture. How can it survive?

You can book tickets here.

Comments on “LRB Winter Lectures 2012”

  1. mkdelucas says:

    “It’s a sponge, indeterminate in outline, soft in texture, absorbing incomers and diffusing wealth and culture.”

    Sounds rather like every other kingdom and empire and state that preceded it.

Comment on this post

Log in or register to post a comment.


  • Recent Posts

    RSS – posts

  • Contributors

  • Recent Comments

    • fbkun on Justice for Théo: Polls show that more than half of French police(wo)men vote for the Front National. Quelle surprise...
    • jcscott on The Deep State: How we get rid of Trump is at least as important as whether we get rid of him. The best would be a progressive landslide election in 2020 repudiating ...
    • Oliver Miles on Shambles in Court: A very difficult problem, almost insoluble. Many people are quite unaware of it and just assume that if there is an interpreter there is no problem. I...
    • michael bosley on Arguing with Strangers: Meanwhile, in the UK, cuts in sexual health services are being made by stealth, with hardly any public/political debate. As a report by the Advis...
    • Mat Snow on Not So Innocent: Agreed. But I suspect that when Trump does meet Putin, such pressing issues as international terrorism, nuclear proliferation, drug trafficking and ot...

    RSS – comments

  • Contact

  • Blog Archive

Advertisement Advertisement