Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 28th, 2008

[Introduction] The anti-commememoration of the 90th anniversary of V-16 begins with this contextual piece, providing a few paths of inquiry into understanding what the circumstances were that led to the establishment of the Republic of Lithuania. I’m not, importantly, a historian. At best, I’m a literary critic. As such, this context is badly simplified, but […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 27th, 2008

The news broke late last week, and was spun in two different ways to two different news audiences. In lietuviams.com, reprinting an article from Delfi, Mindaugas Jackevičius wrote with his opening sentence that “Lietuva – drąsi šalis.” The marketing program that decided on this version of Lithuania also recommended that Lithuania change its English name, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 21st, 2007

Nothing sets off an identity crisis like a millennial jubilee! Lithuania continues to play the role of jittery bride in the run up to the celebrations of 2009. First, we’ve had the problems over the question of why citizens of the Republic Lithuania must be citizens of the Republic of Lithuania alone (the propagandized diaspora […]

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