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MANAGER

The periphery is being urbanised

The attachment: The articles in this appendix of ORIENTERING shows which problems are linked to cities and poverty, pandemic, war, conflict, energy, food, flight, floods and fear.

Two testaments over life

Hell: Is it possible to simultaneously touch on four major themes, such as sin and evil, the desire for knowledge and conquest, relationships and competition, or the fear of death itself? Let me try in this essay – about Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Dante.

The war – and most people

In this summer issue, as MODERN TIMES's editor, I publish a selection of articles that probably reflect different opinions than most people have about the war in Ukraine.

Israel / Palestine

The warlike mindset

UKRAINE: What is it about our modern way of life that promotes such hostility and military-technological "solutions"?

Palestine, Portugal, pluralism

MANAGER: When is more independent identity important, and not?

The three ecologies

Climate: What connects the city of Syracuse with the UN and a French philosopher?

Massive changes

BRUCE MAU: How about a look back over 30 years, to be able to see and act into the future?

Book reviews

Rabulist, literary researcher, politician and poet

Biography: "He who is not mad in his own way must participate in the collective madness." This is one of Georg Johannesen's (1931–2005) most apt self-characteristics, writes Alfred Fidjestøl in a new biography of the poet, politician and professor of rhetoric.

The women who travel to the Islamic State

The IS brides: Both victims of and renegade supporters of the terrorist organization IS claim that this "state" will rise again, and journalists and experts support the claim. But how many victims' stories are needed before IS loses its appeal to individuals? What about Aisha Shezadi Kausar?

For the lazy, greedy and sinful

Dante: Kristin Flood's Inferno is a truly creative addition to the Dante literature in Norwegian.

The new right wing's historical development and network

Fascism: In his extensive studies, Hee Pedersen has mapped the political currents of the right wing with a focus on ethnicity and brought them into a historical context

A collective memory of growing up

ROM Alongside our large-scale visual culture, Iris Maria Tusa has a rare photography book about Roma people – here we see how childhood shapes us, and later we shape our image of childhood.
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