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Norwegian global problems

[debate] In the commentary "The New Global History" (06.10.) I mentioned the recent issue of Global History.

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[debate] In the commentary "The New Global History" (06.10.) I mentioned the recent issue of Global History. I referred to Professor Finn Fuglestad's article "Global history, a new form of imperialism", and questioned the diagnosis that history is "Western in its essence". Fuglestad criticizes me (20.10.) For this, but then confirms that it is "truly" what he thinks.

We agree on the goal: That Norway, too, should have a more global and balanced history writing, as a contrast to the nation-centered. But we disagree with the description of the past and present, as I do not see that global history is as new and difficult as he portrays it.

Fuglestad is probably right in the world to appear Eurocentric on Norwegian curriculum lists, but that does not mean that history and history writing. . .

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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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