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Sparkling Mao title

Hans Petter Sjølie's story about AKP's growth and fall is a bit tabloid, but do they deserve anything but a feature article of 229 pages plus 431 footnotes?


AKP (ml) is thus the party that in relation to other Maoist movements outside the walls of China – and Albania – became startlingly large in Norway in the 1970s. This is extremely strange in a country where social democracy was almost dominant and the student uprising in May 1968 was just a storm in a pjolterglass on Blindern.

The Norwegian Maoists, the AKP, mainly started their business in the district Bryn-Hellerud in Oslo in the late 1960s. There, a bunch of theoretically and politically interested young people arranged study circles and read The Capital by Karl Marx so that his eyes became both wet and red. But it was important to keep the tongue straight in the mouth, it was important – as in all movements that consider themselves revolutionary – to understand the theory correctly. Sjølie writes:

"The whole ml movement was a product of the controversy between Mao Tsetung and the post-Stalinist regime in Moscow."

The end of the visa was that we have hardly seen a political party in this country that became more religious than the AKP (ml) – the party that started as SUF, SF's youth party, and relatively quickly became an object of hatred for both Finn Gustavsen and Berge Furre. It was not until Christmas 1972 that this youth and protest movement was transformed from a rapture to the AKP (ml).

In the midst of the Cold War, the AKP was "ingenious" enough to distance itself from both the United States and the United States. . .

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