Ny Tid has chosen to do a double interview with the actual "father of the peace movement", Johan Galtung (87). We have a sense of heretics and do not allow ourselves to be provoked by his form or Norwegian ridicule where he is given the sticker "arrogant" – rather than listen to or argue with his knowledge and experience. John Y. Jones and I therefore went to the exile's home in Spain.
In this text, the theme is how conflicts have changed character and where the road goes for Norway. Nor can I dare to go into the role of the intellectual and what it means to be independent – then also as a nation.
Violence and Islam
In Galtung's autobiography Johan without land – On the road to peace through the world, and especially in the epilogue from 2006, "war" is mentioned as an endangered phenomenon. The other variants are these: "guerrilla" as civilian against military, "state terrorism" as military against civilian (for example, the bombing of Dresden or Hiroshima), "torture" as something authoritarian governments do, and "terrorism" as civilian. . .