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Signs of the Media Times – interview with Truls Lie

INTERVIEW / MODERN TIMES's editor Truls Lie interviewed by Forum Borealis on several topics.

(THIS ARTICLE IS MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

Signs of the Media Times – A conversation with Truls Lie.
Some topics aired: Why did his newspaper's # 911 report cause mass hysteria?
When was media's Golden Age? What drives a genuine reporter?
Is profit and emotion replacing criticism and facts? How can independent media survive? What's wrong with public's attitude to MSM? What's fake news? and more.

© Borealis Forum. Recorded: 13 October 2020.

Iconic paintings and photographs

Role models: In public Latin America, independence heroes Bolívar and San Martin or Che Guevara and Evita are either idolized or satanized through paintings and photographs. This book takes a closer look at why.

Permanent state of emergency

ESSAY: The power goes out, exchange rates fluctuate, bread prices explode, fuel disappears. There are also still traces of the explosion. Yet Beirut's hard-pressed citizens time and again manage to find a foothold in chaos. And the chaos is contributing to Beirut never becoming a clean-up city.

Muslim elites, exercise of power and terror

AFRICA: What can a book say about Boko Haram or the porous border between today's Cameroon and today's Chad? Or about the pre-colonial kingdom of Kanem-Bornu?

The limits of our way of life

FUTURE: Environmental disasters, global warming, crisis of civilization and planetary apocalypse have given rise to ideas about the doom of the earth and the end of time. Through a radical anthropology, a couple of authors make an attempt to restore our faith in the world.

Agamben: A burning house

PHILOSOPHY: Italian Giorgio Agamben describes and envisions different courses for our thinking than today's more technologically nihilistic will-driven production paradigm. Two books delve into other possibilities than the 'fire' he believes we find ourselves in. In this essay, Astrid Nordang tries to bring out some of this complicated material.

A good life without more and more of everything

GREEN GROWTH: MODERN TIMES has chosen to print an extract from the book Grønt manifesto by our regular critic. "Quality of life rather than forced growth": Three small but powerful words, which provide a key to changing the direction of social development, where our eternal pursuit of 'the most possible' is rather adjusted to the appreciation of 'adequate'.

End Times Thoughts

PHILOSOPHY: While postmodernism involved an explosion, today's posthumous condition, according to Marina Garcés, involves a liquidation of all possibilities – an implosion. Yes, are the hopes we cling to today just market-adapted needs for hope?

Camille, Hannah, Lisa, Pauline and Flora

WOMEN: Art done by men is simply given more attention: in collections, in exhibition programs, in art literature, in the art market. But what about the large number of female artists over the past 500 years?

The adaptive autocrats

AUTHORITARIAN: What happened after the height of freedom ideals, the fall of the Iron Curtain and Bill Clinton's fusion of liberal politics with market forces? Today, the Chinese's mastery of original Western technology and surveillance seems limitless.

The Chinese dream: "Our time has come."

USA / CHINA: Is the current systemic divide between the US and China insurmountable? According to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken: "Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should, cooperative when it can, and hostile when it has to." On the other hand, China is now led by a man who, according to book author Kevin Rudd, has considerable intellectual resources . Under his leadership, China has grown into a superpower.

New threat images, war in Europe – and the defense of the future

All hindsight notwithstanding – the Russian invasion hit the vast majority of us hard. In terms of peace policy, we were also ill-prepared for it...

Learning from history

War: What will I do on the day the war is over and Russia is forced back behind the borders that applied before Putin in 2014 first went wild on Ukraine?
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