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Everyone starts life as narcissists

ESSAY: A reaction to the deconstruction of the subject is today a new subjective wave where everyone must rediscover themselves. Should some publishers protect such authors from themselves?

When mother dies

ESSAY: The death of mother became unbearable.

Mjøsa: Place sense and carrier bag

ESSAY: The constant focus on work, busyness and productivity removes us from a neighborhood between things – every day there are people who can feel that something is also breaking in them.

Islam's forgotten culture and the meaning of Sufism

: What is the change that has taken place in a culture that has fascinated explorers and free thinkers for centuries?

Peer Gynt 150 years – but lives at its best

: With the national satire Peer Gynt, Ibsen made a catalog of so-called «Norwegian values»: the urge to dream away, ambivalence, lies, megalomania and a solid dose of selfishness.

Keyboard and thought

Alexander Carnera: Experience on the edge

: Alexander Carnera weaves writing and thinking exemplary together. 

Why capitalism creates meaningless jobs

: There are some out there who do silly jobs just to keep us busy.

"Our violence is unparalleled in the history of the globe"

: Our nature consumption has already wiped out hundreds of cultures and thousands of species. Soon it may also threaten our local pockets of wealth and order. 

Ecosocialism – a Utopia of our time

: ESSAY: The utopian believes in progress, but the idea of ​​progress can also be cold, ruthless and irresponsible. Espen Hammer asks if it is finally time to make the oldest of everything – nature – our great utopia. 

The ecology of conversation

: Author Erland Kiøsterud responds to philosophy professor Arne Johan Vetlesen by discussing the almost ubiquitous violence in society, in nature and in thinking.

Bengt Jangfeldts: A Russian History

: Ole Robert Sunde follows the futuristic journey of the educator Bengt Jangfeldt along the Soviet 1970s.

The ethos of the essay – the five legends

: Ny Tid brings here the speech given by Carnera at Gyldendal on 1 October at the launch of the last Window, with a theme about the essay.

The Norwegian essay

: A somewhat arbitrary – or should we say unnatural – overview of essay writing in our small country.

Hans Blumenberg – critic and myth creator

: The mythical dimension of politics can quickly become an unpleasant topic – but myth-making is also an indispensable part of our practical life, according to German Hans Blumenberg.