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Henning Næs

Literary critic in MODERN TIMES.

Eternity policy

UKRAINE: What is the influence of the philosopher Ivan Ilyin on Putin's politics? Today, information warfare is at least as important as military warfare.

Wonder as a way of life

PHILOSOPHY: Jostein Gaarder conveys a mixture of worry and wonder.

Disappointed with the French intellectual milieu

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

THE JEWISH: About anxiety, paranoia and the Jews' contribution to culture.

Theatrical, circus-like, violent and threatening sexual elements

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

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

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

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

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?