The primary exhibit is populism in its polemic and other forms during the 80s. Elements of the evolution of leftist ideas and left-wing theories, the birth of a liberal and neoliberal political thought in the Greek right-wing spectrum, and the creation of a neo-orthodox spiritual and political segment. The quest for the processes connected with the ideology of the 80s will not be limited to the political field, but will also include culture, sports, religion, etc.
Research Assistants: Yiorgos Mantikos, Iason Mandinios
Nicholas Sevastakis was born in Samos, in 1964. He studied Political Sciences at Panteion University and Political Theory (DEA) at the Institut d’ Etudes Politiques, Lyon II-Lumières University. He also worked as a critic and writer in numerous newspapers and magazines. Some of his published work includes the essays: “The alchemy of happiness, essays on the wisdom of our age” (Polis 2002, in Greek), “Banal country: public space and conflict of values in contemporary Greece” (Savvalas 2004, in Greek), “Hospitable nihilism: a study on homo democraticus” (Estia 2008), “Essays and readings: politics, literature, philosophy” (Opportuna 2011, in Greek). In 2014, he wrote his first two fiction books titled “Woman on a bicycle” and “The man who falls” (both published by Polis). He has been teaching Political and Social Philosophy at the University of the Aegean from 1999, and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he was elected Professor in 2006. He often collaborates with “Lifo” magazine and currently lives in Thessaloniki.