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Lecture by Patrick Boucheron

An uncertain idea of Europe

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In this session, the historian Patrick Boucheron will share his views about the present situation of Europe, thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Patrick Boucheron believes that power is imposed because of its ability to generate discourse about reality which is perceived as being true. One example of this narrative strength of power is the great number of stories that appeared with the fall of the Berlin Wall, which symbolised the end of a historical period. Thirty years later, however, cracks are beginning to appear in the narratives that were established at the time. Today Europe is experiencing times of uncertainty and the relationship between truth and politics has drastically changed in the last thirty years. How is truth established historically? What remains of the idea of Europe? How has politics changed in the post-truth era?

Presenters: Josep Ramoneda

Participants: Patrick Boucheron

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An uncertain idea of Europe

The historian Patrick Boucheron shares his views about the present situation of Europe, thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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