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ESSAY

Africa and «the brutish museums»

Cultural history:
Amin Maalouf, Block Museum of Art, Dan Hicks, Alice Procter: Leo Afrikaneren, Caravans of Gold – Fragments in Time – Art Culture and Exchanges Across Medieval Saharan Africa, The Brutish Museums, The Whole Picture

It is necessary to relinquish ownership of colonial loot. The treasures of European museums have been stolen. And what about the Cultural History Museum in Oslo – which is also on the list of museums that have Benin's stolen bronze sculptures?

Under the sacred protection of Babas (Saddhus)

TRAVEL ESSAY::
I spent the corona quarantine in an ashram in legendary Rishikesh, India, spiritually led by Juna Akhara naga babas – naked men smeared in human ashes.

The Arab Spring and us – ten years later

ESSAY::
The Arab Spring has mainly been a revolt against inequality. What was the result?

I was completely out of the world

essay::
The author Hanne Ramsdal tells here what it means to be put out of action – and come back again. A concussion leads, among other things, to the brain not being able to dampen impressions and emotions.

Silently disciplining research

PRIO: ::
Many who question the legitimacy of the US wars seem to be pressured by research and media institutions. An example here is the Institute for Peace Research (PRIO), which has had researchers who have historically been critical of any war of aggression – who have hardly belonged to the close friends of nuclear weapons.

An economic system based on slave labor

CARIBBEAN CHILDREN::
Alexander Hamilton's upbringing on the Danish sugar colony island of St. Croix marked his policy as the United States' first finance minister and one of the founders of the United States. He was particularly interested in slaves – and what traces did slavery leave on the island?