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Putin as a rescuer

Chris Miller: Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia
Chris Miller has written an interesting book on the economic development of Russia under Putin. If one allows to sketch roughly, one can say that ordinary Norwegian media coverage of Russia is characterized by a stereotypical way of thinking.

The art of renewing an enemy image

Frode Faroe Islands: Enemy or ally? The communist resistance movement in Norway
Both in Norway and among the allies there were forces that would have the communists stronger into the resistance struggle. But the later Labor Party leaders kept them out.

Varoufakis' magical realism

Yanis Varoufakis: Talking to my Daughter about the Economy. A Brief History of Capitalism
By cutting the principles of capitalism to the bone and using an easy-to-understand language, Yanis Varoufakis draws on the essence of modern economics.

New authoritarian state power with good intentions

Josie Appleton: Officious: Rise of the Busybody State
Regulations, devices and control – a new type of state power is increasingly interfering with daily life.  

The legacy of anarchism

Tariq Ali: The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution
How did Lenin really think during the Revolutionary years? Tariq Ali brings both news and non-traditional perspectives.