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Lies, manipulation and filth

DEMOCRACY:
Anne Applebaum. Translated by John Grande: The swan song of democracy. Politics that fails and friendships that end

Anne Applebaum shows how concrete historical events developed a political populism. How can we understand and counteract the forces that want the liberal, democratic, fact-based structure of society to come to life?

What shaped him as a human being

MEMOAR:
Thorbjoern Jagland: You must own it yourself

Was the most interesting thing in Thorbjørn Jagland's book overlooked by the critics?

The essence of Africa

Migrations, language families and trade routes:
Tore Linné Eriksen: Africa – from the first people to today

Tore Linné Eriksen's Africa book is a door opener with its many short, thematic stories. But does he succeed in delivering what he promises?

Inside the "white power" of the United States

NATIONALISM:
Vegard Tenold Aase: Everything you love must burn. Inside the rebirth of white nationalism in the United States

In Vegard Tenold Aase's new book, we become acquainted with right-wing groups in the United States, denying the Holocaust and believing in a new giving for neo-Nazism.

Axel Jensen – from the tuxedo to the stove

AXEL JENSEN:
Torgrim Eggen: Axel. From the tuxedo to the oven – the story of Axel Jensen

Torgrim Eggen balances in a reading party of a biography on the tight line between Axel Jensen's life and work.

What does Michel Houellebecq want?


Michel Houellebecq: Serotonin

The controversial author Michel Houellebecq recently released his first book in four years. Will the book give the French farmers the help they need in the fight for their livelihood?

To dream is to look death in the eyes


Terje Dragseth: Dream book. An occult diary

What is this dream, what significance does it have?

Norway has become a climate political slowdown


Eivind Trædal: The black shift

Our important social debater, Eivind Trædal, has written a thorough history book on Norwegian climate policy – and why it is in the wild.

Tempting and seductive feminism


Fact cartoon series by Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl: Women in Fight – 150 years of struggle for freedom, equality and sisterhood

Sometimes it is simple sparkling good. Breen and Jordahl's portrayal of the history of the women's battle in comic format is fresh and liberating without self-celebrity. 

Paradoxical book about birds


Jim Robbins (Translated by Gunnar Nyquist): The wonderful world of birds

We are many who love the birds and know a closeness to these beautiful, flying creatures. Jim Robbins is one of them, and with the love of the birds as a backdrop, he has written the book The Wonderful World of Birds.

The woman, the immigrant and the critical of immigration


AH Midtbøen, K. Steen-Johnsen and K. Thorbjørnsrud (eds.): Boundary struggles:. Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere

An interdisciplinary research group has recently published a pioneering work in the freedom of speech debate, in which the conditions for freedom of expression are given their overall presentation.

Black Bible for a Green Future 


Anne Karin Sæther: The best intentions The oil country in the climate battle

The 169 representatives who take the Parliament this fall should receive the best intentions as a welcome gift.