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Guess is cowardly!

Norway needs a culture canon. But it is not what most Norwegians seem to believe.

[10. March 2006] Minister of Culture Trond Giske (Ap) is cowardly. He does not dare to defend Norway's diverse cultural heritage. On Tuesday, the Progress Party's cultural-political spokeswoman Karin Woldseth called for a Norwegian cultural canon, a definition of the country's most important cultural work. As in Denmark, where the Minister of Culture allowed professionals to find the country's twelve most important works in literature, architecture and music.

The first reactions here at home were as expected: Skepticism. The Liberal Party's cultural policy spokeswoman, Trine Skei Grande, tells NRK that she sees no point in making. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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