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Central Europe after COVID-19

The first iteration of the dialogue over distance embodied in the idea of the new Republic of Letters concerns the visions of future Central Europe in view of the COVID-19 crisis that confronts societies of the region with new or newly dynamised challenges while opening a historical space for thinking through, but also acting on political alternatives. While we may yet lack the benefit of hindsight when pondering the effects the crisis shall visit on the region’s polities, the varied group of outstanding public intellectuals whose contributions are assembled here provides a much needed collective insight.