Lettre International, a Berlin-based cultural quarterly, and the German city of Weimar, which is designated as the 1999 European City of Culture, are inviting the public from around the globe to enter an essay contest.

Through the contest, the organizers hope to encourage participants from different countries to achieve “a globalization of the mind.” Applicants should write an essay to answer the question: “Liberating the future from the past? Liberating the past from the future?”

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