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Johan Galtung: How is Norway going?

How independent and critical can one be? In Part 2 of the double interview with Johan Galtung, we talk about Norway's relationship with the United States, Sweden, Muslims, anarchism and Marxism.

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. . .

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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