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Dag Herbjørnsrud

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

LEADER: A simpler everyday life

Everyday life. The new blue-blue government has been sitting for over half a year. And this weekend, the most eager government partner, the Progress Party, has a national meeting at the Clarion Hotel Oslo Airport, Gardermoen – at an airport so clear.

LEADER: A new era

The turning. Just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the then neoconservative US political scientist Francis Fukuyama (b. 1952) wrote the essay "The End of History?". He got it published in the journal "The National Interest". The theory made him world famous, not least when the book came in 1992 – then without questioning.

LEADER: People's wish

Choice. "How reactionary and self-centered can it be? We make ourselves world famous in right-wing extremism, xenophobia and political stupidity. At the next election, we should have the opportunity to choose a new people. ”

LEADER: New opportunity

Choice. At the time of writing, it was not clear who will be NATO's new secretary general. But it should not surprise that it will be the Labor Party leader, Jens Stoltenberg – who until autumn was also prime minister here in the country.

New cultural editor in Ny Tid

- Cultural policy can be one-sided. We need more international cultural coverage, says Louiza Louhibi. As Ny Tid's new cultural editor, she has a plan.

The fallout for Putin

"First they took the Communists

but I didn't care

because I was not a communist.

Then they took the union workers

but I didn't care

because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they took the Jews

but I didn't care

for I was not a Jew.

Finally, they took me.

But then nobody was left to care. "

Such is the famous poem of the German theologian and priest Martin Niemöller (1892-1984), written after he survived the Nazi darkness with the Holocaust and the concentration camp stay in Dachau.

LEADER: The Iranian Paradox

Friday 14. In March, Iran Human Rights (IHR) presents new horror figures about the regime in Iran.

LEADER: Disgraceful in the east and west

"Hidden Cold War." We called it that place 21. February what had been going on for a while in Ukraine.

Not without shame

My choice to have an abortion becomes something I have to work with my God. Not at all with my God and my GP.