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Camille, Hannah, Lisa, Pauline and Flora

Katy Hessel: The Story of Art (Without Men)

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?

African-American thinking and critical racial studies

Melvin L. Rogers, Heather McGhee: African American Political Thought; A Collected History, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

RACE THEORY: In the United States, Republicans ban studies of racism. In Denmark, the Folketing has decided that the universities are «European». Viktor Orbán in Hungary had gender studies removed, and in Poland, social anthropology has become a favorite object of hatred. In Norway, the government sets up a commission due to fears of debate about "racist structures". The Norwegian public has copied this right-wing narrative from the United States – the notion that critical race theory, ie academic knowledge, should be a "societal problem". The background is an African-American intellectual heritage that began with the thinker Phillis Wheatley over 200 years ago.

Climate rebel with unity and lightning glue

Extinction Rebellion Handbook: This is Not a Drill – An Extinction Rebellion and more

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Is it possible to get something positive out of a realization that civilization and the planet are about to perish?

Confined by their own family

Tara Westover, Katy Morgan-Davies: Educated / The Girl In the Shadows

CATCHED: In two autobiographies we get to know Tara Westover and Katy Morgan-Davies, respectively, who were both brainwashed, manipulated, abused and held captive by their own family – until they finally managed to escape.

Step forward, yes, but progress?

Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now. The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress

: In his eagerness to defend reason and enlightenment, Steven Pinker forgets that this can include more than what he himself puts into the concepts.

The devil in the distractions

Michael Harris: Solitude. In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World

: Solitude is an occasionally interesting reflection on the many qualities of loneliness, in a time where we are almost always connected to others. 

Headwind revolution

Emmanuel Macron: Revolution

: VG commentator Frithjof Jacobsen says in the book Project Prime Minister that "modern politics is not about educating the people and seeking support for ideological principles, but about seeking to understand what answers people want to hear"

To share is to live 

Alfred Hermida: Tell Everyone Why We Share and Why It Matters

: We all live in the nation Facebook – therefore we should mobilize a critical understanding of how this nation works. 

Bordered with boundless violence

Recce Jones: Violent Borders Refugees and the Right to Move

: The state has always tried to prevent people from moving freely and unbound. But is not man really nomadic in nature?

Above the skyscraper 

Cyrus Najle: The Generic Sublime

: The Generic Sublime thinks broadly and ambitiously about a new type of urban architecture. 

Living is enough

Judith Herman: Lettipark Stories S

: With a few sentences, Judith Hermann can roam through a lifetime.

The environmental crisis from the perspective of the stars

David Grinspoon: Earth in Human Hands – Shaping Our Planet's Future

: The day we help instead of disturbing the climate, we can talk about the "mature anthropocene".

The art of aging

Simone de Beauvoir: About old age Translated by Bente Christensen

: In order to have a good and dignified old age, we should continue to pursue goals that give life meaning.

Gude Man

Yuval Noah Harari: Homo Deus A Brief History Of Tomorrow

: Do you think you control your own destiny? The real power lies with the networks.

Post-Francoic stress syndrome

Javier Marias: Thus Bad Begins Translated by Margaret Jull CostaHamish

: Nobel laureate Javier Marías writes strongly about Spain in the years after Franco.

Explosive and jargon-heavy about contemporary art

Michael Bolt: The metamorphosis of contemporary art

: The metamorphoses of contemporary art are perhaps too interesting.