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Dag Hammarskjöld, seer and explorer

Hammarskjold. A Life
The official and the spirit man Dag Hammarskjöld were not opposites but enriched each other mutually, according to his biographer Roger Lipsey.

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

Whoever wants to survive must be both "seer" and "explorer," declared UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Without losing respect for science and the quest for truth, one must also look for the "invisible values" – for the arts and the spiritual life, Roger Lipsey summarizes in his Hammarskjöld biography Hammarskjold. A Life. The book is about Hammarskjöld's struggle to survive as a true human being, as an individual and as a state leader. This makes the book, which was published in 2013, important today.

When the New York symphonics played Beethoven's ninth symphony at the UN, Lie objected to "Holy Bread!" "In that case, we need more Holy Bread," replied Hammarskjöld.

Official and Estet. It is over 60 years since Dag Hammarskjöld was found dead in a plane wreck on the border between present-day Zambia. . .

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John Y. Jones
Cand. Philol, freelance journalist affiliated with MODERN TIMES

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