Cosmopolitanism in the 21st Century

This is, without a doubt, one of the best times to be alive. We live longer. We’re subject to less violence. We live in cleaner, more prosperous cities, and enjoy more civil and individual freedoms than any generation before us. Innovations have brought us closer together and shed our prejudices. Young men now take up […]

A Sole Flame Cast Against a Hall of Mirrors

By Yaël Ossowski | Devolution Review Being a sole flame cast against a hall of mirrors has always been an excitable affair. Customs and ordinary occurrences are strange and new. There’s a deep yearning for understanding the deeper meaning of each word, each syllable, and each dialect spoken from anyone’s mouth. Even if comprehension is […]

What of Our Grand Experiment?

By Yaël Ossowski | Devolution Review The fate of Europe seems forever in flux. We need to rethink its foundations. Unbeknownst to millions of ordinary European citizens, they’ve participated in a grand experiment for the past two decades. It’s the modern version of an imperial territorial zone, customs union, and free travel zone—all rolled into […]

The Meaning of Sacrifice: The Expatriate Conundrum

By Yaël Ossowski | Devolution Review There exists a great conundrum among expatriates – those who made the decision to live outside their native country. Was the prime motivation for their move exogenous or endogenous? Were they pushed out by the situation in a particular country, or was it purely an individual decision? If certain […]

Devolution Review

The launch of Devolution Review. Devolution Review is a quarterly literary journal that features book reviews, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, personal narratives, interviews, and more. Founded in Vienna, Austria in February 2017, the journal boasts editors and contributors around the world. Our mission is to tell the stories of modern cosmopolitanism through the written word. […]

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