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Hitler's favorite director Leni Riefenstahl

FALSE OF HISTORY? Nina Gladitz challenges the notion that Leni Riefenstahl was an ingenious artist with poor political views. Her documentary about the filmmaker has been hidden in the German WDR archive since 1982. The reactions to Gladitz's book also show how difficult it is to seek truth and give the weakest in society a voice.
TECHNOLOGY:

ASIA: "We are the ones who are far away, while they are in the center"

According to Kevin Kelly, technology writer, photographer and publicist, the best thing you can do sometimes is slow down technology.
AFGHANISTAN:

Two girls with clasped hands stare expressionlessly at the ground

Sangin – during twenty years of war, this area has been the bloodiest battlefield. It is reminiscent of Roman ruins. In 2001, one in three Afghans was starving – now one in two is starving.
UKRAINE:

A long-awaited war

It may seem as if the West, like Icarus in its youthful hubris, has flown too close to the sun. The principle of self-determination of sovereign states cannot be at the expense of the security of other states.
ECOLOGY:With technological measures in all directions, researchers are faced with sky-high challenges. One of them is human ignorance linked to indifference.
THE DISCLOSURES: For 20 years, US authorities lied about the war in Afghanistan.
ECOLOGY: We need such voices as Holly Jean Buck, who criticizes wishful thinking – precisely to help bring forward a hopeful, serious and long-lasting climate fight, beyond all easy optimism.
COVID19: SARS in 2003, bird flu in 2005, MERS in 2012, Ebola in 2014, combined with the financial crisis, massive refugee flows, and revolutions in the Middle East and Greta Thunberg's shrill doomsday voice, had largely immunized the population against something as abstract as Covid19.
WORK: Precarious working life is perhaps alluring with its freedom and flexibility. But with the precarious also comes the uncontrollable, the unpredictability and the lack of rights. Precarious work has become widespread in a subject such as journalism. Nevertheless, I am still tempted by the flexible tasks, by the sense of variability, freedom almost.
INSULATION: Acute loneliness affects both winners and losers. Daniel Schreiber visits a wealth of hermit literature – such as Thoreau's Walden and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. But what does social withdrawal mean today – whether it is the occupational or pandemic condition?
CAPITALISM: Is not the struggle now about the right not to be exploited, but the right to be allowed to participate? There is much that is valuable in Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen's short book about the possible return of fascism in today's world – but it is weak in terms of empirical documentation.
FASCISM: This does not necessarily manifest itself through mass spectacles and revolutionary fractures, and it is not a primarily European phenomenon. But like a product of political crises in the modern capitalist states.
CAPITALISM: The West's 'thin' fascism, which Bolt analyzes, is there especially because there is currently nothing else. Which does not rule out that it will one day grow as "thick" as Russian and Chinese fascism.
ECOLOGY: Penguins' newly launched green series presents old and new books that change the way we think and talk about the living earth. You are in the age of mass extinction, but the philosopher Martin Heidegger brings us here on the trail of what we need.
ISRAEL: Two Swedish authors portray the people of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a large reportage book.
CANADA: With the discovery of children's graves in Canada, the Canadians are arguably making the Irish rank as "the world's best Catholics". Children from First Nations were outright stolen, imprisoned in isolation, forced into a foreign culture, a foreign language, subjected to sexual abuse and general neglect.
CARBON FASCISM: Climate change facilitates economic speculation and political positioning. Against corruption, we must prepare not only for a state of emergency, but for a climate war against declared enemies, writes Marc Alizart.
TECHNOLOGY: What can we say about the ever-increasing technological and state-of-the-art sphere we live in? Animations and simulations appear more and more as "living organisms", while biological life has increasingly become "artificial".
LATIN AMERICA: Mexican Sabina Berman's novel, HDP, is self-experienced from the interior of a mega-group. In a Latin America with 9 percent of the world's population, and 32 percent of the world's covid 19 dead.
DATING: Marie Bergström looks at modern love and sexuality in connection with online dating. But is online dating really as safe as she claims?
GLOBALIZATION: When the concept of «globalization› took over the academic and political language, and since everyday language, it was not primarily a description of reality that fit into a post-Cold War capitalism, argues new book.
DIPLOMA: The life stories of Ich lebe reflect some of the worst war scenes we know from the last century.
SORROW: This book pretends that we are together about something that every single human being is basically really alone about.
SORROW: With the book Good Grief, Shelley F. Knight has sympathetically set out to write a work that will help her reader understand and process grief.
"BULLSHIT THEORIES": We have been wrong: Advanced societies did not come with agriculture. Rather, people have lived freely and egalitarianly both before and after some became farmers, Graeber and Wengrow show in The Dawn of Everything. While Nikole Hannah-Jones provides a whole new understanding of American history with her 1619 book.
HISTORY: National-cultivating historiography has characterized Norway for several decades, but Leidulf Melve and Eivind Heldaas Seland show the way out of disability.
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: The book Covid-19: The Great Reset is about a transformation of a social structure where the nation state is out, and global governance is in.
CAPITALISM: The economic sphere, just like the political sphere, is a set of social relations within the domination system – something the author Søren Mau addresses.
FRANCE:

«… Who steals, rapes, plunders, tortures and kills»


Eric Zemour: La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot
The French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour's conclusion after a number of "not a day without" statements is that France is about to be taken over by Muslims and feminists. The whole Zemmour figure is incomprehensible.
ITALY:

She could be Italy's next prime minister


Giorgia Meloni: Io are Giorgia
"I'm a woman, I'm a Christian, I'm a mother, I'm Italian, I'm on the right, I'm Giorgia." A book devoid of political analysis?
DEMOCRACY:

A pan-European political movement

According to Yanis Varoufakis, his DiEM25 was the first to present a green new agreement – one that was comprehensive, radical and realistic at the same time.
EUROPE:

The Future of Europe

MODERN TIMES recently visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and met one of the founders of the Conference on the Future of Europe – where the following topics have been discussed: democratic values, climate change, social justice and job security, human rights, European defense and digital transformation. This is the basis for ORIENTERING this time, as we on the following pages have asked a number of Norwegian opinion leaders about much of the same. And here with Daniel Freund, who is a member of the party Die Grünen in Germany, we could not help but talk about climate.
GAVIN H. MACFADYEN (1940–2016):

He was the safe uncle of the whistleblowers

As an American-British documentary filmmaker, he produced a series of films over six decades for the World in Action program: on racial oppression in the United States, child labor, the nuclear threat, war crimes, industrial pollution, and the exploitation of workers. He was also a regular feature in the Logan symposium on warning.
USA / RUSSIA:

The war in Ukraine – what is the role of the United States?

It was a sad day for the world, but Russia's shocking military action should not stop us from looking at the United States' role in the situation that has arisen.
UKRAINE:

The warlike mindset

What is it about our modern way of life that promotes such hostility and military-technological "solutions"?
PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE:

To modernize an entire continent

The tendency of Latin American writers to focus on a better future is part of the region's renewed self-awareness – and modernization with free abortion and new constitutions.
ESSAY:

Can the technology revolution bring us out of disability?


Peter Sloterdijk: The human greenhouse
Today, the extreme state is different than in the post-war period, when Sartre and Heidegger wrote about anxiety and authenticity. The existential threat today lies primarily in an uncertain planetary future.
MODERN TIMES CONVERSATIONS:

The military-industrial complex

MODERN TIMES: The ecocentric human being

The effort in ORIENTERING contributed to a turning point in the Norwegian labor movement

Sigurd Evensmo <7b> Journalist in the Arbeiderpressen from 1930 to 1949 in recent years as cultural editor of Arbeiderbladet.
EUROPE:

Basic values

Many argue that Europe should to a greater extent defend our fundamental values ​​such as freedom of expression and respect for the rule of law.
USA:

"Dealing with illiberal states is a chronic problem"


John Ikenberry: Power, Order and Change – in World Politics
We've talking to John Ikenberry about 'after victory moments'. Is there any real incentive for the powerful state to spend money to rebuild and foster better order? The liberal international vision is not globalism, it is intergovernmentalism.
GREEN POLICY:

"A kind of solidarity anarchism will constitute a marked showdown with the parliamentary fixation to which the left has been subject for far too long."

The leader of the Danish party Frie Grønne, Sikandar Siddique, asks MODERN TIMES: «What good is it that there is 'a good atmosphere on the train' if we all on the train are heading towards the abyss? Those of us in the North who "sit on the pig" must find their way out of the consumer hamster wheel.
SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST:

Freedom, equality and sisterhood

DISPLAY:

Dialogue between sculpture and photography

Peter Lindbergh's photographs of Alberto Giacometti's small, secret sculptures – put together in an exhibition: Showing intimacy is a challenge. You come as a visitor, an intruder…
PHOTO:

"Why do you read so much?"


Stuart Husband: bookstores
We do not need bookstores just to buy books… Photographer Horst Friedrichs has photographed places that are filled with books.
PHOTO:

ITALY: a strange and surreal case of subtle surrender

Is Italy Europe's most extraordinary and ordinary country? Maria Vittora Trovato takes pictures of its shadow pages.
ARAB FILM DAYS:

Arab film with political sting


Hany Abu-Assad, Mounia Akl: Huda's Salon / Costa Brava, Lebanon
The thriller Huda's Salon takes a feminist look at the position of women in the Israeli – occupied West Bank, while the distinctive family drama Costa Brava, Lebanon deals with Lebanon's ongoing waste crisis.
DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT:

The struggle for Hong Kong democracy


Jennifer Ngo: Faceless
By following four young demonstrators, the documentary Faceless comes very close to the protest demonstrations in Hong Kong in 2019.