PortVitoria ISSN 2044-8236

A biannual digital magazine of current affairs, culture and politics centred on the Iberian culture and its diaspora


Issue 19. Jul – Dec 2019

Editorial.  Pires-O’Brien, J. Friendship then and now – Read

Article. Badhwar, Neera K. & Jones, Russell E.  Aristóteles. Sobre o amor de amigos – Read

Article. Genovés, Fernando R. Montaigne y La Boétie: la amistad perfecta – Read 

Article. Pires-O’Brien, J. George Santayana and his friendship with Frank Russell – Read

Article. Pires-O’Brien, J. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka and her friendship with Pope John Paul II – Read

Article. Kolenda, Konstantin. The philosophy of George Santayana. – Read

Book Review. TURKLE, SHERRY. Reclaiming Conversation: the power of talk in a digital age. Penguin Press, 2015, 436 pp. Review by Hopkins, Rob: Imagination is our strongest weapon. – Read

Book Review. LANIER, JARON. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. London, Bodley Head, 2018, 436 pp. Review by Ebersole, Phil, Phil: How social media try to manipulate your mind. – Read

Poetry. George Santayana: Spanish-American philosopher, poet and humanist. – Read 


Issue 20. Jan – Jun 2020

Editorial. Pires-O’Brien, J. Postmodernism is a major threat to the West – Read

Article. Duignam, Brian. A filosofia do pós-modernismo. – Read

Article. Duignam, Brian. La filosofía del posmodernismo. – Read

Article. Berdichevsky, Norman. Como a esquerda vence os argumentos por ‘narrativas’, pós-modernismo e um ‘maior significado moral.’ – Read

Article. Berdichevsky, Norman. Cómo la izquierda gana los argumentos con ‘narrativas’, posmodernismo y un ‘significado moral mayor.’ – Read

Article. Pires-O’Brien, J. What is postmodernism – Read

Article. Pires-O’Brien, J. A que veio o pós-modernismo – Read

Article. Pires-O’Brien, J. A que vino el postmodernismo – Read

Article. Hicks, Stephen R. C.  Explicando o pós-modernismo. Estratégias pós-modernas  – Read

Special Interview. James Cobett interviews Elaine Dewar about the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit of 1992, as she described in her book Cloak of Green (1995)  – Read

Entrevista especial. James Cobett entrevista Elaine Dewar sobre a conferência Rio 92, conforme descreveu em seu livro Cloak of Green (1995; Uma demão de verde, 2008)  – Read

Book Review. PAGLIA, CAMILLE. Provocations. Pantheon Books, 2018. Review by Pires-O’Brien, J.: Rich conversations of the silent type  – Read

Book Review. MURRAY, DOUGLAS. The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray. London, Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019. 280 pp. Review by Pires-O’Brien, J.: Of political identity activism and incivility – Read

Poetry. Noel Rosa (1910-1937), Brazilian composer and lyricist – Read



Jo Pires-O’Brien
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23 essays on history, culture and society

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