Theater of Cruelty

psychology

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'.

Why do we resort to bombs and guns?

WAR: Christopher Blattman's long-term project has been to explore the reasons why conflict between groups and nations erupts into war.

Is it a national goal to create happy citizens?

HAPPINESS: Joy has recently become a large and lucrative business in most of the western world. New book takes a wise assessment of modern society's pursuit of happiness, and concludes that happiness in many cases is illusory.

To fill the void

PERFORMANCE: Is it possible to get acquainted with the art of Marina Abramović at a psychoanalytic level, where childhood and parents have played a crucial role?

At the price of fetishism

Mankind's pitiful sexual history finds its most conceptual and poetic version in fetish worship.

Night is a light source in man

A better understanding of human nature is needed, since the only real threat that exists is man himself.

Mental health under the Solberg government

Are the government's policies really compatible with their own commitment to better mental health?

Orgastic potency

I now intend to put a preliminary sentence for this column with a theme that is quite close to Wilhelm Reich himself: his concept of ...