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This is the website of Eelco Runia, award-winning Dutch novelist and philosopher of history. About his key theme Runia remarked: ‘I keep believing that with every new book or article I make a fresh start – only to discover, afterwards, that what I’ve written is just one more variation on what clearly is my theme: the scandal of discontinuity’.

Runia has published several acclaimed books – books that not only break new ground but are also hailed as being elegantly written. He has contributed to the major Dutch newspapers, appeared on television and has lectured widely in Europe and the United States.

Recently I engaged with the Trump phenomenon. NRC Handelsblad published a condensed version of my (Dutch) talk on the pop up symposium about Trump that was organized by the Centre for Metahistory Groningen on Nov 24 in Groningen. See essay NRC Handelsblad. The original version of the lecture can be read here: waarom-trump-essay.
A second piece about Trump, based on my lecture ‘Yearning for reality’ in Oslo (Dec 10), is in progress.