Emil Varda

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Articles by Emil Varda

Play Based on Venedikt Erofeev’s “Moskva-Petushki” Debuts at the East Village Playhouse

Like Erofeev’s Venya, our own contemporaries seem to suffer from strong disillusionment with authority — an unsurprising outcome in the face of the degradation of discourse, institutions, and stable employment. Corrupt, populist politicians and a corporatized intellectual and artistic elite offer us nothing but mediocrity and moral cowardice. Faced with this void, many people turn to dangerous substitutes, as evidenced by the opioid crisis and the re-emergence of right-wing authoritarian movements in the States and abroad.

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