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ESSAY

JULY 22: In my opinion, the police could have panicked

UTØYA::
I transported 24 battered, shock-injured young people to safety on the mainland from Utøya. Several times I led the boat out to this hell on earth. Where were the police?

Seducers love majority decisions

IDEA HISTORY:
Kristoffer Momrak, Johan Huizinga, Aristotle, translated by Tormod Eide, Hannah Arendt translated by Per Qvale Solum, Kojin Karatani: The Metropolises of the Middle East, The Destroyed World, Politics, About Revolutions, Isonomia and the Origins of Philosophy

Is Greece more of a cultural periphery in the Middle East than the origin of our modern democracy? Aristotle believed that the Phoenicians in Carthage, like the law – isonomia – had a better government than Athens – the so-called cradle of democracy.

The song that disappears

ESSAY::
I have become the mother of my own mother. But is repressed grief and depression one of the causes of dementia?

No place is safe

GAZA::
The inhabitants are running for their lives and leaving their homes, without having a safe place to seek refuge from the massive attacks of the Israelis.

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.