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Lars Holm-Hansen

Philosopher and publishing manager at the publishing house Eksistenz.

Competence or arrogance?

RUSSIA: The Russian thinkers Aleksandr Dugin, Ivan Iljin and Lev Gumilyov shape the spiritual-political climate in Russia in different ways. Dugin is often claimed to be one of the ideologues behind Russia's attack on Ukraine. Is that an exaggeration?

The Internet is designed to reinforce social contradictions

SOCIAL MEDIA: Mike Watson compares internet lefties to selfie makers who create awareness around themselves.

Out of my self-obsession

MORAL PHILOSOPHY: It has proved extremely difficult to get philosophy to conform to what society at all times considers sensible, reasonable and appropriate.

"The people will be led"

PHILOSOPHY: Is freedom of speech a matter for scholars? Are Trump and QAnon entitled to free speech? There is much to suggest that Kant would answer no to this question.

The art of keeping the people down

THE AUTHORITY: Authoritarian leaders only follow the Constitution as long as they profit from it.

The poet and thinker are individually orchids

cultural history: Celan wanted Heidegger to apologize for supporting Adolf Hitler. With such thinkers, how can they contribute to a society at par with human potential?