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Bjørneboe: When Arne Næss and I conquered NATO at Kolsås

The story of a Norwegian non-violent action.

4. September 1965

That is some years ago Professor Nesse and I entered NATO. When I have not published the company before, it is because a publication at that time could have had unpleasant consequences for the subordinates involved in the case. Today, however, several years later, one must expect that no one will be harmed by it.

It started so harmlessly which is conceivable: Arne Næs and I had planned a week-end at his cabin at Kolsås. We provisioned independently of each other, and met on the Kolsås railway, where it turned out that one of us had purchased a box of Russian crab as well as a box of caviar from the same excellent country.
"Now we just eat between the the meals! 'said Ness.
After a while he thought:
"Do you have white wine?" He said.
It turned out that I had not thought about it; possibly I had assumed he had taken it with him. Both had expected the other to think. . .

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Jens Bjørneboe
Author. Wrote in Ny Tids predecessor Orientering.

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