Thanks for visiting — friends, citizens, goodpeople — and for lending me your ears.
We live in great times, and they are getting bigger all the time. The personal has become extremely political once again. The paradigms of the last two centuries have crumbled. The political Left is gasping its last gasps, while the extreme Right, in spite of everything that history has to teach us, is gaining traction at an alarming pace.
What is to be done?
“Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?", Harold Bloom famously asked. The answer is, in Literature and in Philosophy, of course, and from there burgeon these Inquiries into Eudaimonia — being the Excellent Life for oneself, for others & for the State, in one deep breath.
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Innanja is a Vienna-based European, who tries hard to behave like a mensch. She has a cat named Shamchat and an MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and has consequently become an expert in Qohelet, a Spinozist, a cook, a feminist, a bookshop owner, a politico, a translator, and an essayist in search of Eudaimonia. She writes about Literature, Ethics, Politics, History and Feminism. Her motto is: Thinking is the new sexy.