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Henning Næs

Literary critic in MODERN TIMES.

Disappointed with the French intellectual milieu

Paul Ricoeur: Philosophy Ethics & Politics
Philosophy: A book by Paul Ricoeur on topics such as the work of art, metaphors, opinion formation and the significance of the French Revolution for Europe's culture and politics.

To understand what God might have meant by sending them to an extermination camp

Norman Lebrecht: Genius and Aanxiety. How Jews changed the World. 1847-1947.
THE JEWISH: About anxiety, paranoia and the Jews' contribution to culture.

Theatrical, circus-like, violent and threatening sexual elements

Collected and curated by Bernière and Nicolas Tellop: The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky
SURREALISTIC: Jodorowsky is a man full of creative arrogance, boundless creative urge and completely without desire or ability to compromise with himself.

Anti-racism as a totalitarian ideology

Douglas Murray: The Madness of Crowds. Gender, Race and Identity
IDENTITY: Instead of placing each other in identity-political booths and categories and inflicting shame on each other, we should rather develop a greater degree of forgiveness and generosity.

Changing your mind about identity politics can cost you everything

Ezra Klein Avid: WHY WE'RE POLARIZED
POLICY: American politics is not so much about changing existing policies, but more about appealing to the divisions between peoples.

A manifesto for democracy and human rights

Joshua Wong and Jason Y.Ng: Unfree Speech: The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now
REBEL: Joshua Wong started a protest movement against the Chinese authorities, but was refused to stand for election in Hong Kong.

The value of man in the unemployed society

Daniel Susskind: A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond
LIFE: How can we manage to live a meaningful life in a world without work, where everything is automated and education no longer leads to work?

Open and critical about the work of the CIA

Amaryllis Fox: Life Undercover – Coming of Age in the CIA
UNDERCOVER: CIA agent Amaryllis Fox developed algorithms that predict terrorism, and tells about the CIA's working methods in its startling and exciting biography.

It is we who are dangerous, not the machines

Melanie Mitchell: Artificial Intelligence – A Guide for Thinking Humans
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A computer can beat you, but strive to see the difference between cats and dogs. Does that mean it's not intelligent?