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Ranveig Eckhoff

Eckhoff is a regular reviewer for Ny Tid.

The hangover of colonialism

AFRICA: What is civilization, what is belonging, how much can a human being endure, and who are the wild, the heartless?

The invaders among us – stink bugs, king crabs, Nile perch and coronavirus

TRAVEL-ESSAY: In our time of catastrophic extinction of species, you may risk overlooking the catastrophic spread of some species. As we experienced on our journey with the four-wheeled home with the beetle Halyomorpha halys – or what about the king crab in Norway?

Obsolete human rights

FREEDOM: Ferdinand von Schirach will inspire a modernization of the democratic system.

Profession: reporter

Iran: In Iran, women can at any time end up in the clutches of the increasingly powerful and erratic Revolutionary Guard. It has a decisive influence on all public areas, from culture and the environment to the economy, politics and justice. And: Ebrahim Raisi was the name of the man who was responsible for the "death committee" – now he is Iran's future president.

Putin's swamp

RUSSIA: It is a type of crime that has merged with political misrule to a level where democracies are threatened in their foundations.

Israel – a utopia?

ISRAEL: The German-Israeli author Omri Boehm has a past in Israeli secret services. He wants us to put the Nakba – the violent expulsion of around 700 Palestinians – on a par with the Holocaust.

Obsolete human rights

FREEDOM: Ferdinand von Schirach will inspire a modernization of the democratic system.

The authoritarian state capitalism

CHINA: It is known that China under Xi Jinping has developed in an autocratic direction. The authors show how the effect has spread in the rest of the world.

A life of triumph and tragedy

AUTHOR'S MOTHER: Talented Julia Mann defended the children against an irreconcilable father and husband and supported the author sons Thomas and Heinrich all their lives. Her daughters, on the other hand, committed suicide.