Andrew Kroglund
Andrew Kroglund. (32 articles) Kroglund is a critic and writer.
the techno-powers

Transhumanism's dream of eternal life and zero pain

THE TECHNICAL POWERS: Two new books on people and technology: We are all influenced by the pressure chamber social platforms that Facebook creates. And what about NRK, should they actively participate in such a development?

A people of speculators

HOUSING POLICY: Debate book launches controversial proposals on tax policy, inheritance tax, construction in allotment gardens and in the field boundary to even out economic and social differences.

Violence is politicized, and politics becomes violence

VIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: The world is violent. Do we get bogged down by the rhetoric of violence?

New energy production must be decarbonised, decentralized and digitized

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: The climate crisis is an energy crisis. Today, the environmental movement must be careful not to support capitalist exploitation through well-intentioned green innovations.
Violence and Political Theory

Violence is politicized, and politics becomes violence

VIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: The world is violent. Do we get bogged down by the rhetoric of violence?
Camus The Plague

Pandemics and the free man

DISASTERS: Is there anything to learn from Albert Camus' plague, or is the book hyped up due to the corona pandemic?

Ecological Economics and Utopian Laws

ECO-ECONOMY: Economics professor Ove Daniel Jakobsen is as wild in mind as the nature of Nordland is wild and diverse. In his 12th book, the Utopians will save us.

Fascinating about fascism

iDEOLOGY: Do we know enough about fascism to understand it?

Can the past explain today's furious young men?

RIGHT EXTREMISM: The novelist and essayist Pankaj Mishra is on his way to Oslo. For this reason comes his global boxing success in the Norwegian pocket edition. Welcome to an inspiring, provocative and at times frustrating book.

On a tandem bike into the future

Nuclear Weapons: Despite repeated demonstrations, nuclear weapons are still with us, and they are at least as dangerous as before. This book contains what you need to know about the history of nuclear weapons.

Growth at all costs?

CONSUMPTION: Can we continue today's practice of continuous economic growth? Can our own society with overconsumption be transferred to the world's new billions of future citizens?
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Breaking the silence of the Lebanese civil war

THE WAR IN LIBANON: About a War shows how understanding history can contribute to reconciliation and progress in a society where it is still taboo to talk about the past.

The river as the life blood of the city

PHILIPPINES: A photo book shows us how the world looks to many. A garbage dump. A mockery of human dignity. A ruined ecosystem. Can the power of the photo assist us in the desire for change?

guerrilla Dama

FOOD IN THE GARDEN: A new book claims that by cultivating the soil around you, on a slope, in a backyard or in a flower box, you become a more conscious consumer. These are the first steps towards a sustainable food future.

A descent into the world of torture

SYRIA: In a simulated prison cell, in a basement in Oslo, sit three men from Syria. It is a strong political documentary.
A greener Norway?

AS Norway: A capitalist actor, without sufficient conscience

In his new book Svein Hammer makes many interesting reflections on a greener Norway

The new culture of uncertainty

Mary Kaldor's research shows that the security strategies of the authorities maintain and exacerbate the wars rather than halt them, and create good conditions for war profiteers.

The new glue of society

Would a monthly sum from the state to all the community's adults rekindle the sense of community between citizens?

Tourism - troublesome or enriching?

Tourism is under scrutiny in a thought-provoking book about a world industry in expansive growth.

Undressing the lie

With Ten Myths of Israel, author Ilan Pappe shows how easy "truth" can be constructed and sold to uncritical masses. What consequences does this have for the objective, fact-based truth? The book is appalling reading, and a "must" for anyone interested in Middle East, democracy, politics and history.

A silent form of genocide

Can hunger be abolished? Today's hunger catastrophes have political causes, says Professor Alex De Waal. He believes famine must be criminalized and that political leaders must be tried before a court.

On common happiness hunting

Happiness was the theme when the 10 anniversary of the Arne Ness symposium was celebrated in Oslo.

Study, understand and use nature

Broadly oriented science journalist Amina Khan shows how nature can teach us a thing or two about sustainable technology.

Love of the world

Arne Øgaard wants to make the reader aware of the big questions of the time and inspire to a higher level of political conversation.

Wind, water and birds

In an increasingly urban world, Florence Williams has set out to find out what different sensory impressions do with our well-being.