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This category presents all the commentaries by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire (newspaper) from July 2011.

 

The great freedom of the holiday

On the border and beyond/13 - There is more to life than just work and much more than consumption

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 16/04/2017

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"Live!  Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.... A new Hedonism— that is what our century wants. You might be its visible symbol. With your personality there is nothing you could not do. The world belongs to you for a season..."

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

The capitalist religion wants to abolish the holiday. It declared a real war against it, which is accompanied by an explosion of entertainment and leisure offers that contain nothing, or too little, of the experience of the holiday. This is another expression of the now famous 'creative destruction' of the twenty-first century capitalism, which first eliminated the holiday and then started selling goods to us trying to replace it. But it cannot, because gratuity cannot be sold or bought. And so its entertainments leave just a great emptiness in us and a great longing for the real holiday, of which mostly children and young people have the greatest need. Only the civilization that knows the different times and free spaces of gratuitousness can be a culture capable of and characterized by celebrating holidays.

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The infinite temple of care

On the border and beyond/12 – The time of a different rhythm and relationships that can change life

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 09/04/2017

Sul confine e oltre 12 rid'When you were coming down from the quarry this afternoon with the loaded donkey cart, weren't you approached by a stranger? Didn't you give him a piece of bread?,' the carabiniere went on asking. (...) 'Is it a sin that he is accusing me of? Is it a sin now to do an act of charity?' 'Couldn't you see,' pursued the carabiniere (...), 'that the man was an enemy soldier?' 'Was he an enemy? What does that mean?' 'What did he look like?' asked the carabiniere. 'He looked like a man', Caterina answered.

Ignazio SiloneA Handful of Blackberries (English translation by Darina Silone)

Ora et labora is not only the image and the message of monasticism. It is also the breath of our civilization, which was founded by chanting to different measures, composing a symphony from the variety of rhythms, in the alternation of sounds and silence. The words and the spirit of work are different from those of prayer: they are allies and friends, because they are near and far from each other, intimately close and foreign at the same time. When, in those ancient monasteries, monks were returning from the vineyard and entering the choir for prayers, they were given some time for the transition. It was to another rhythm: that of prayer and the opus Dei, which had a different pace, a different rhythm, a different sound. It pierced through historical time to touch, or at least draw near, eternity to try and defeat death. That first last supper and the cross was experienced again, even the stone was rolled. When you cross the threshold to enter the templum, to a certain extent you become lord of time, you feel that you aren't dominated by the only rational and ruthless tempus, but travel freely between the first day of creation and the eschaton. The adam walks in the gardens of Eden again.

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The devouring utility of the futile

On the border and beyond/11 - Rites that consume life and the meaning of work

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 02/04/2017

Sul confine e oltre 11 rid"Generosity, nobility have disappeared, and with them the spectacular counterpart that the rich reciprocated to the miserable."

Georges Bataille, The Notion of Dépense

The many, too many people who work little, badly, or not at all, are not the only symptom of serious disease in the realm of work. Another serious sign of its bad condition, although still barely visible, are those workers who work too much, those who dissipate enormous energies in the new rites of businesses, the new sacrificial victims sacrificed to the new gods.

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The Era of Partial Gifts

On the border and beyond/10 - Trust to find the language of reciprocity again

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 26/03/2017

"Sul confine e oltre 10 new ridThe obligation of reciprocity in the exchange is not a response to specific powers linked to the objects, but a cosmic conception which presupposes an eternal circulation of species and beings"

M. Mauss, The Gift

At the origin of the ethos of the West there is the gift with all its ambivalences. Many origin myths associate human history with the refusal of people to stay and remain in a state of the harmonious reciprocity of gifts. The tales of Prometheus and Pandora (meaning: "all gifts"), or those of Adam and Eve tell us the same story in different languages: ​​that human beings are unable to build their own civilization on free gift. But they also tell us that there is a profound relationship between gift and disobedience, between gratuitousness and authority, between freedom and hierarchy.

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Let us violate the big taboo

On the border and beyond/9 - For a market also directed by the "invisible hand": the gift

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 19/03/2017

Sul confine e oltre 09 rid"Even if the world we live in is less violent than any world of the past, this is only one aspect. The other aspect shows exactly the opposite: a frightening increase in violence and in the threat of violence. Our world saves more lives and simultaneously produces more victims than it has ever happened in the past."

René Girard, Violence and the Sacred

Gratuitousness is the main taboo of capitalism. It is feared as the greatest danger, because if it were let to run freely in the territories of capitalism, they would be infected and its "poison" would cause its death, or - and it's the same thing - it would transform it into something substantially different. It is difficult to decipher the taboo of gratuitousness in our economy (and society) because it is covered by another taboo: that of the recognition of its existence. So to understand the profound relationship between gratuitousness and capitalism we must violate this first taboo, by starting to simply talk about it.

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But the future is "without merit"

On the border and beyond/8 - Sociability at a good price will run wild and betray us

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 12/03/2017

Sul confine e oltre 08 rid"To seek, not the fruit of benefits, but the mere doing of them... - this is the mark of a soul that is truly great and good."

Seneca, De Beneficiis
(English translation by John W. Basore)

Sine merito: without merit. This was how the first so-called Mounts of Piety (Monti di pietà) were called from the Middle Ages to Modernity. these were prototypes of the community banks created and promoted by the Franciscan "Observants" (Order of Friars Minor). To emphasize their nature as humanitarian or philanthropic institutions, the presence of merit was denied. A few centuries ago, Bernard of Clairvaux described the passion of Christ as: donum sine pretio, gratia sine merito, charitas sine modo: a gift without a price, grace without merit, love without measure. Saying 'gift' excluded a price, saying love eliminated measuring and saying grace denied merit. Merit, price and measure on the one hand - gift, grace and charity on the other.

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Money is Omnipotent

On the border and beyond/7 - The sacred tool that can buy anything. But how long?

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 05/03/2017

Sul confine e oltre 07 rid«In a world where money can buy anything, money becomes everything.»

Giacomo Becattini, From a Private Conversation

From the dawn of civilization, money has always had the invincible tendency to enter the territory of the sacred. The keepers of the sacred have always sought to keep the flow of money in its banks, but at certain times in history money and the sacred became allies and gave birth to idolatrous cults and many variations of the "markets of indulgences". In our time, the flooding of money has generated a much more radical and pervasive economic cult than that of the previous ages. But this new religious pathology is not generating antibodies and reformers who would be able to understand the seriousness of this new global market, and react effectively.

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The Easy Gods of the Markets

On the border and beyond/6 - The "catchy tunes" of spiritual illiteracy

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 26/02/2017

Sul confine e oltre 06 rid«My words are too difficult for you, that's why they sound too easy.»

Yehudah ha-Levi, Kuzari

The golden rule of mutual benefit is the basis of much good life for human beings. The market is a network of exchanges of mutual interests, but also associations and even communities and families can be described as a network of mutually beneficial relationships. When it comes to educational processes, in actions aimed at reducing economic and social vulnerability, if we move within the register of mutual benefit we have more hope of giving life to practices that respect the dignity of the person and are more responsible and less paternalistic. For this reason, many wise men of all ages have pointed out reciprocity (not altruism or in the individual interest) as the first rule of community and social life. But there are places of living where looking for mutual benefit is not good, because satisfying mutual interests only and simply leads to the distortion and degeneration of those relationships. One such area is that of spirituality.

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Salvation is not a company

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 19/02/2017

Sul confine e oltre 05 rid"Workplace spirituality seems to be a significant new management paradigm that business executives can use to improve their organizations by increasing, among others, the levels of organizational commitment, satisfaction and performance of their employees."

Sofia Lupi, La spiritualità nelle organizzazioni (The Spirituality of Organisations)

In the 'spirituality market' the ancient 'Gresham's Law' is making a return: bad money drives out good money. This law made a re-appearance every time two types of currency were being handled in the streets: the good and the false type, neither of them easily recognizable as such. Bad money infested the streets and the squares, and within a short time the good type would disappear from circulation.

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The Sad Empires of Merit

On the border and beyond/4 - A "famine of gratitude" fills the world of the damned

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 12/02/2017

Sul confine e oltre 04 rid"Affliction is by its nature inarticulate. The afflicted silently beseech to be given the words to express themselves. There are times when they are given none..."

Simone Weil, Human Personality (English translation: Richard Rhees)

Merit is the great paradox of the economic cult of our time. The first spirit of capitalism was generated by Luther’s radical critique of merit (that is, the merit-based Christian theology of his time), but that "rejected stone" has now become the "cornerstone" of the new capitalist religion, which is emerging from the heart of the very countries built on that ancient anti-meritocratic Protestant ethic. Salvation for "sola gratia" and not through our own merits was placed at the centre of the Protestant Reformation. It was also a revival of Augustine's polemics against Pelagius (Luther was an Augustinian monk), a millennium later. The anti-Pelagian criticism was essentially a surpassing of the ancient idea that the salvation of the soul, the blessing of God and heaven could be earned, purchased, bought or earned by our actions. The theology of merit also wanted to imprison God within the meritocratic logic, forcing him to punish and reward based on criteria attributed to him by theologians.

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The idols are never satiated

On the border and beyond/3 - This market devours life and provides just a little money in return

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 05/02/2017

Sul confine e oltre 03 rid"(C)apitalism is a pure religious cult, perhaps the most extreme there ever was. Within it, everything only has meaning in direct relation to the cult: it knows no special dogma, no theology."

Walter BenjaminCapitalism as Religion (translated by Chad Kautzer)

The capitalism of the nineteenth and twentieth century was animated by a Judeo-Christian spirit, a spirit of work, effort and production. But we no longer understand the spirit of our capitalism if we continue to look for it inside Christianity or the Bible. Market society in recent years has been increasingly resembling a religion, but the traits that it is taking make it more akin with the Middle Eastern cities of three thousand years ago, or the Greek and Roman ones of some later centuries. With their public spaces occupied by many statues, temples, steles, altars, shrines, and their private spaces filled with amulets, household gods and a huge production of household idols. And their many sacrifices, around which their life, parties and death were ordered. The Judeo-Christian humanism was, above all, an attempt to empty the world of idols and free it from the sacrifices. It was an only partially successful attempt, because the tendency to build idols to worship has always been too strong in men.

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Resisting the Pied Piper

On the borders and beyond/2 - While the individualistic market triumphs and shakes

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 29/01/2017

Su confine e oltre 02 rid"All passions have a phase when they are merely disastrous, when they drag down their victim with the weight of stupidity — and a later, very much later phase when they wed the spirit, when they "spiritualize" themselves."

F. NietzscheTwilight of the Idols (English translation by by Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale)

A particularly important form of the "creative destruction" of the capitalism of our time is the one it performs about religion. Market economy has grown and keeps growing with the consumption of the sacred territory, which, deconsecrated and turned into an undifferentiated and anonymous profane space, has become a new area cleared for trading. The merchants are back in the temple, all the temple is becoming a marketplace, even the sancta sanctorum (the holy of holies) was put to produce income.

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Break away from creative destruction

On the border and beyond/1 - Between market and gratuitousness, finding new ways

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 22/01/2017

Su confine e oltre 01 rid"We can love nothing but what agrees with us, and we can only follow our taste or our pleasure when we prefer our friends to ourselves; nevertheless it is only by that preference that friendship can be true and perfect."

F. de La RochefoucauldReflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (English translation: J. W. Willis Bund, M.A. LL.B and J. Hain Friswell)

In our time, loneliness grows along with the desire for community in us which we try to satisfy with methods and tools that end up, too often, increasing it. The market society needs individuals without strong and too deeply rooted ties, and it has the economic and political means to make them more and more so. People with significant interpersonal relationships, with a cultivated inner life are just imperfect consumers who are difficult to manage.

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Words for All Times

Listening to Life/29 - The prophet is the master of light because he knows the darkness of night

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 08/01/2017

Lago Albano rid"The human tide, breaking itself up at the foot of the tower constantly, soaked by its misery, continues to repeat the question: shomèr ma-millàilah? 'Watchman, what time of the night?' The oracle's tone is disconcerting for its unprecedented courtesy: 'If you like to question, come back ...'. It does not matter. What matters, what keeps us alive is that we do not lose the angelic trepidation, the need, the desire to know at which point the night is or when it will end or what night means. The worst of evils is that the coming and the asking of questions cease."

Guido Ceronetti, The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

No era has experienced a production and multiplication of words like ours. Ancient cultures that were rural and illiterate, exactly because they could neither write nor read, because they only knew a few words, sensed that the word, the words contained a mysterious power in themselves, and so they respected and feared them. They could neither read nor write but could speak. They could not write poems, but they knew how to recite them, they knew how to live them. Our time which is flooded by words has lost its sense of the word; it does not have the tools to recognize the prophets, and confuses them with the makers and sellers of small talk. To recognize and understand the prophets - and only God knows how much we need it - we should simply re-learn to speak.

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Those who don't cry out loose God

Listening to Life/28 - The good things that survive give roots to the future and save all

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 31/12/2016

jacob y el angel 299x300"If you come across a bird's nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long." (Deut. 22:6-7) - it is the same promise as the one saying: "honour your father and mother". It is said that Elishà ben Avujà once saw a man climb on top of a palm tree, on a Saturday, taking the mother together with the young birds from the nest. And he saw him come down uninjured. Another man, however, after the Sabbath, went up on the palm, took the little ones, and let them the mother fly off. He got down, a snake bit him and he died. Elishà said, "There is no justice, there is no judge." And he abjured. And how did Elishà show that he had lost faith? He did not build an atheistic philosophy: he uprooted a tuft of grass on the Sabbath day.

Paolo de Benedetti, Uomini e profeti, (People and Prophets), Radio3

A deep spirit of the culture of the West originates from the encounter and vital tension between ancient Greek and the biblical humanism. It is found in the philosophical genius of the Greeks, questing for the truth in an absolute freedom and free of any reference to the past, to tradition or sacred texts, and the biblical ethos, geared more to life than to truth, looking ahead; but it's not free or detached from the link with the beginning, because it is anchored in a first Pact and a compelling promise.

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Other angels at the same cave

Listening to Life/27 - Waiting is the ordinary condition of good life

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 24/12/2016

Notte stellata Corea ridIf we consent, God puts a little seed in us and he goes away again. From that moment God has no more to do; neither have we, except to wait. We only have not to regret the consent we gave him, the nuptial yes. It is not as easy as it seems, for the growth of the seed within us is painful. "

Simone Weil, Waiting on God (English translation by Emma Craufurd)

Waiting is the ordinary condition of good life. Every year we relive Advent, because even though we know that that child has already come, we also know that he must return. The people of Israel believed and knew that Abraham had met the Lord, who had appeared to the patriarchs and to Hagar. Moses spoke to him face to face, and all the prophets had got to know the voice, see the heavens and the angels. Yet they continued to wait for the Immanuel, that God-with-us, who had already come, and was supposed to return.

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Blessed is the time of disillusion

Listening to Life/26 - Fresh air is always good for every house and community

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 18/12/2016

Albero bucato ridAlas, what our ideas become at times! As if they were a mask for us. I can express highly generous ideas, say, on the condition of the poor; and my ideas are generous: at the same time I have a rich and beautiful home, and do not see the poor along the road. What is my love for, in this case? For poverty and the poor? But of course not: otherwise I would be among them, one of them, my ideas may well be about poverty, but my love is for my house"

Giuseppe de Luca, Introduzione alla storia della pietà (An Introduction to the History of Piety)

Each community experiences the vital tension between the inside and the outside. Between the need to preserve their identity and the need to accommodate those who knock on the door. Opening up to let fresh air giving life to the house in, closing the doors to retain the warmth created by the intimacy of the relationship between the inhabitants. Usually it is the fear of losing the good warmth that prevails, and communities gradually turn into private clubs of equals that consume relational goods between them, inside protective fences that eventually become actual and real walls.

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Giving What's Necessary Is Not Enough

Listening to Life/25 - Learning to witness the time needed for the seeds to mature

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 11/12/2016

pescadorI am looking for the word. / Our language is powerless / its sudden sounds - poor. / I search with all the effort of the mind / I am looking for this word - but I cannot find it. / I cannot.

Wislawa Szymborska, I am looking for the word (rough translation)

Hidden in the heart of humanity there has always been a deep desire for a land of gratuitousness. A land where every man, every woman, every poor person has bread, water, milk and honey, without the access to these basic necessities of life being mediated by the possession of money. Because we know, we feel that – deeper than the law of the giving and receiving of money and finance - there is a bond of fraternity that is truer than economic and social inequalities, one that calls us and waits until we find and recognize it.

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The fruitful wounds of labour

Listening to Life/24 - The novelty of the "man of sorrows" generates joy

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 04/12/2016

Pietà postmoderna ridI sing of the man who died, not the God who is risen. I sing of the man covered in mud, not the God who is washed clean. I singing of the crazy man, not the God who has come to his senses

Roberto Roversi and Lucio Dalla

The Servant Songs are the summit of the Book of Isaiah, and one of the most elevated passages of the spiritual literature of all time. It is a prophetic text that's admirably poetic, capable of collecting the expectations and hopes of the preceding history and of prefiguring a man and God who was not yet there. These are improbable words, verses that no one had ever written, that could not be written. And yet we have them.

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Called to set up tents

Listening to Life/23 - Beyond failure, "the second day" of every vocation

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 27/11/2016

Maschere CoreaHaving finished the Gospel according to Saint Mark, he wanted to read another of the three Gospels that remained, but the father asked him to repeat the one he had just read, so that they could understand it better. (...) The next day began like the previous ones, except that the father spoke to Espinosa and asked him if Christ had let Himself be killed so as to save all other men on earth. Espinosa (...) answered, "Yes, to save everyone from Hell." (...) The three had been following him. Bowing their knees to the stone pavement, they asked his blessing. Then they mocked at him, spat on him, and shoved him toward the back part of the house. (...) The shed was without a roof; they had pulled down the beams to make the cross.

J.L. Borges, The Gospel According to Mark (English translation by Norrnan Thomas di Giovanni)

Our most important words have the capacity of becoming history, flesh and blood, of incarnating in our lives. If it were not for these few different words, all our speaking and writing would be but a breath, wind...vanitas. If we say true words of praise about poverty and the poor while we are still living in comfortable wealth, the day will come when those words become life and we will also end up poor. If we believe that a crucified man saved us and proclaim this faith, there comes a time when we will also be nailed to a cross to embody that salvation, to free our friends from their hell. A prophet can say words he does not live for many years, but if he is not a false prophet the day will come in which he will become the words that he has announced. He may cry for a long time over his humiliated and crushed people, until one day he himself becomes crushed, humiliated and outcast, just like his people. And his vocation will be fulfilled.

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The Resource Curse

Listening to Life/22 - Reducing the prophets to "experts of the empire" makes us blind

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 20/11/2016

Albero Seoul ridWhat use are poets in times of need?

Friedrich Hölderlin, Bread and Wine (English translation by James Mitchell)

Stand fast in your enchantments / and your many sorceries, / with which you have laboured from your youth; / perhaps you may be able to succeed; / perhaps you may inspire terror. / ...let them stand forth and save you, / those who divide the heavens, / who gaze at the stars, / who at the new moons make known / what shall come upon you... Such to you are those with whom you have laboured, / who have done business with you from your youth; / they wander about, each in his own direction; / there is no one to save you." (Isaiah 47:12-15).

In this beautiful chapter of poetic prophecy the Second Isaiah announces the destruction of Babylon. Its pride and imperialism ("you...who say in your heart, / »I am, and there is no one besides me;«" 47:8) were leading it to its ruin. At the root of this imminent collapse there is something more than the typical hubris of all empires or the idolatry that the prophet had placed at the centre of his dispute in the previous chapters.

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Subcategories

EN - Biblical Series

Biblical Series

This category presents the collection of articles containing Luigino Bruni's re-reading of the Books of the Bible. To date, his commentaries have been published on:

 

EN - The Midwives of Egypt

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This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "The Midwives of Egypt" published in Avvenire from 10th August 2014.

EN - A Man Named Job

A Man Named Job

This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "A Man Named Job" published in Avvenire from 15th March 2015

EN - Naked Questions

This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "Naked Questions" published in Avvenire from 1st November 2015

EN - Listening to Life

Listening to Life

Spighe di grano rid modThis section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "Listening to Life" published in Avvenire from 26th June 2016

 

EN - Other series

Other series...

From this category you can access to the thematic series of editorials by Luigino Bruni in Avvenire:

 

 Logo nuovo lessico rid modThe Vocabulary of Good Social Life

 

Sole di mezzanotte ridThe Great Transition

         

Logo rigenerazioni rid modRegenerations

 

Margherita gialla ridThe Voices of the Days

 

EN- The Vocabulary of Good Social Life

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This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "The New Vocabulary of Good Social Life" published in Avvenire between 29th September 2013 and 9th February 2014.

EN - The Great Transition

The Great Transition

Here you can find all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "The Great Transition" published in Avvenire between 4th January and 8th March 2015.

EN - Regenerations

Regenerations

This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "Regenerations" published in Avvenire from 26th July 2015

EN - The Voices of the Days

The Voices of the Days

This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "The Voices of the Days" published in Avvenire from 28th February 2016

EN - On the border and beyond

On the border and beyond

Moletto Cascais 150This section contains all of Luigino Bruni's editorials of the series entitled "On the border and beyond", published in Avvenire from 22nd January 2017

 

 

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The Vocabulary of Good Social Life

Logo nuovo lessico rid modThe "words" of the New Vocabulary from the editorials of each Sunday published in Avvenire by Luigino Bruni

Communion - 09/02/2014
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Cooperation - 24/11/2013
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A Critical Point - 10/11/2013
Types of Capital - 03/11/2013
Poverty - 27/10/2013
Relational Goods - 20/10/2013
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Wealth - 06/10/2013
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The Wound and the Blessing

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