We track four people on their journey.
Why Iraqi refugees abandon Europe and return home
Santiago Zabala is ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is the author and editor of, among others, 'The Future of Religion' (2005), 'The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy' (2008), 'Art's Claim to Truth' (2008), 'The Remains of Being' (2009), 'Hermeneutic Communism' (2011, coauthored with G. Vattimo) all published by Columbia University Press and translated into several languages.
His forthcoming book is Only Art Can Save Us. He has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, Boston Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
The left-wing Podemos party can turn Spain into a model for other European nations where change is also needed.
18 May 2015 11:01 GMT | Politics, Europe, Spain
Can today's artists intervene for the sake of global salvation?
16 Jun 2014 09:07 GMT | Environment, India
Are educational institutions the last ideological bastions resisting global capitalism?
31 May 2014 16:32 GMT | US & Canada, United States
In his lifetime Jacques Derrida faced criticism of conservatives resisting change in philosophical thought.
Santiago Zabala | 04 Apr 2014 08:29 GMT | Algeria, France
Authors question the dominant suspicion of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking in democratic societies.
Robert Sinnerbrink, Santiago Zabala | 21 Nov 2013 09:00 GMT
Arthur Danto leaves behind a legacy that has dramatically changed the art world.
Santiago Zabala | 30 Oct 2013 11:02 GMT
The goal for institutes of higher learning should be to educate students to become autonomous and thoughtful citizens.
Santiago Zabala | 08 Sep 2013 14:17 GMT | Poverty & Development, US & Canada, United States
Analytic philosophy may be limited, shortsighted, and seeking to enslave the discipline to the hard sciences.
Santiago Zabala, Creston Davis | 11 Jun 2013 19:47 GMT
Democracy never arrives at a resting place - it is always under revision, refinement and revaluation, write authors.
Creston Davis, Santiago Zabala | 15 May 2013 13:38 GMT | US & Canada, United States
Communism is not an eternal set of rules, but a movement that "has to be reinvented in each new historical situation".
Santiago Zabala | 03 Feb 2013 16:50 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Australia, Brazil, China
Zizek "disrupts" ideological structures, the underside of acceptable philosophical, religious and political discourses.
Santiago Zabala | 25 Dec 2012 12:24 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Australia, Belgium
We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.
Science & Technology, Chile, Food
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea