Emanuel L. Paparella, Ph.D.
Professor Paparella has earned a Ph.D. in Italian Humanism, with a dissertation on the philosopher of history Giambattista Vico, from Yale University. He is a scholar interested in current relevant philosophical, political and cultural issues; the author of numerous essays and books on the EU cultural identity among which A New Europe in search of its Soul, and Europa: An Idea and a Journey. Presently he teaches philosophy and humanities at Barry University, Miami, Florida. He is a prolific writer and has written hundreds of essays for both traditional academic and on-line magazines among which Metanexus and Ovi. One of his current works in progress is a book dealing with the issue of cultural identity within the phenomenon of “the neo-immigrant” exhibited by an international global economy strong on positivism and utilitarianism and weak on humanism and ideals.
“Smoking is ok if the Pope does it” --Pius XIII in “The Young Pope” “If the President does it, it is not illegal” --President Nixon during his impeachment
“I had, in a previous career. a diplomatic post where I helped bring down the Soviet Union. So maybe there’s another union that needs a little taming,” -Ted Malloch (Proposed US ambassador to the EU, in a BBC interview)
The Fourth Turning: What Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss and Neil Howe.
“The Emperor is wears no clothes”--Hans Christian Andersen in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
“Shut your mouth” --Steve Bannon, Aide to President Trump “From now on we’re taking names.”--Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN
“Hitler didn’t steal power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people… Crisis provokes fear…that is the risk. In times of crisis we lack judgment.”–Pope Francis