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Steffen Moestrup

Permanent contributor to MODERN TIMES.

The whole world is overwintering in our time

Katherine May: Wintering – The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
SELF-HELP: With Wintering, Katherine May has projected an alluring, essayistic self-help book on the art of overwintering.

The identity-political winds of the time

Douglas Murray: Hordernes Hærgen – gender, race, identity
IDENTITY: Hørernes Hærgen is a flame script against the identity-political winds of the time. It is a fiery battle script against contemporary moral currents.

Only ordinary people

Thomas Ubbesen: We were the people – Meeting Eastern Europeans 30 years after the fall of the Wall
EASTERN EUROPE: Thomas Ubbesen and his wife have written a human-like account of the people who lived on the right side of the wall.

Man is like the flower

James Lovelock: Novacene – The Coming of Age of Hyperintelligence
THE FUTURE: We live in a new age where artificial intelligence develops on its own and becomes our salvation, not our death. It only happens a little later.

Kierkegaard as a thinker of the time

Søren Kierkegaard (published by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn): Sheet Articles 1834-36, 1842-51, 1854-55
literary critic: A selection of Søren Kierkegaard's magazine articles is no easy introduction to his thinking. In contrast, they act as a marker of the thinker as the voice of his time.

Man should enter into a contract between the living, the dead and the unborn

Per Stig Møller: The Four Icebergs: The world's greatest challenges
Denmark's former Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller has authored a book on the world's challenges. It is dystopian, but Møller also offers suggestions for solutions.

Bleak dystopia, flimsy hope

Per Stig Møller: The Four Icebergs: The world's greatest challenges
Denmark's former Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller has authored a book on the world's challenges. It is deeply dystopian, but Møller also comes up with suggestions for solutions.

The self-destruction spasms

Christian Lollike and Sigrid Johannesen: Theater: Revolution
With Revolution, the controversial Danish playwright Christian Lollike exhibits modern man's paralysis and powerlessness.

Why are we so afraid of terror?

Steffen Andersen and Hans Jørgen Nielsen: farligt
Dangerous is an easy-to-read and good book about the causes of all our unfounded fears.