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Dag Herbjørnsrud

Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

More universal philosophy

ESSAY: Time to learn what the world's many translating female philosophers thought? Or what about the omitted African philosophy? Four books provide a broader understanding of the history of thought.

Leader: Memories of a decade

According to the myth, a Chinese saying should read, "May you live in interesting times." Understand that you do not want everything well. But...

Leader: Anundsen should go

On Thursday came the argument that should also make Erna Solberg see what is best for the government and Norway: The Minister of Justice should step down.

LEADER: The world of fun

According to 24-hour media, "a whole world is waiting" for some rocks in Rauma to slide down a mountain side. Something has to wait, since no submarine was found in Stockholm.

LEADER: Take that ring…

June 2014 has so far been the month of coalitions in the so-called Middle East, or West Asia.

LEADER: Monarchy for Fall

Departure. In the long term, this may be a historical event we experienced this week:

The 2. June Juan Juan Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón and Borbón-Dos Sicilias (76) resigned in Spain. The said gentleman is better known as Juan Carlos I, who on Monday made it known that he wanted to abdicate. It was about time.

LEADER: Required info support

Measures. Two new patterns are emerging in the new blue-blue government's policy towards oppositional and power-critical voices in society:
One is that "they can manage themselves" – some assistance from the blue-blue should at least be made possible. The second pattern lies in the "grandiose thinking": The big ones can just as easily do the same as the small ones, picking up work tasks.

LEADER: Problems inside the Right

The pattern. The most interesting and new after the fall of the Erna Solberg government for China is the reactions to the decay.

LEADER: The final game

Cold times. In recent weeks, the Cold War has cast its shadows on both politics, war and mentality in Europe.