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Sweden and England were democracies

Notification: The treatment of Julian Assange is a legal disaster that began in Sweden and continued in the United Kingdom. If the United States manages to get Assange extradited, it could prevent the publication of information about the great power in the future.

Lies, manipulation and filth

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

DEMOCRACY: 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?

This is how five presidents of the United States deceived public opinion and Congress

THE PENTAGON REPORT: So far, Norwegian newspapers have brought surprisingly little from the revelations that have been published in the New York Times.

People in the small towns

United States: What were Trump's chances of re-election in November? Extensive fieldwork provides useful insights into the segment commonly perceived as his core voters.

The cultural binder

Don DeLillo, Translator Kyrre Haugen Bakke: The silence

ROMAN: DeLillo stages a kind of general, paranoid state, a suspicion that has global reach.

To what extent do you have to know in advance what you are looking for?

Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman, Justin Schlosberg, Lena Dencik: The Media Manifesto

MEDIA: Profiling, information control, behavior-regulating nudges and the sale of personal data should prove to be the reality, rather than the realization of the internet as a journalistic Indian network.

The dissatisfaction, the frustration, the inconsolability, the hopelessness and the mistrust

Espen Hammer: USA. A superpower in crisis

POLICY:: In the USA, the annual value of lobbying activities is estimated at well over NOK 40 billion.

- We must be happy, even with the prospect of extinction

INTERVIEW: The Italian activist philosopher Franco "Bifo" Berardi talks to MODERN TIMES about America's arrogance, loneliness, rebellion, mortality, and Buddhism as role models.

The military commanders wanted to annihilate the Soviet Union and China, but Kennedy stood in the way

Military: We focus on American Strategic Military Thinking (SAC) from 1950 to the present. Will the economic war be supplemented by a biological war?

The fascist paradox

United States: Did the poor, as a result of the American political system, have no choice but to ally with the oligarchs who first created them?

Changing your mind about identity politics can cost you everything

Ezra Klein Avid: WHY WE'RE POLARIZED

POLICY: American politics is not about changing existing policies, but more about appealing to the divisions between peoples.

China as the leader of an ecological civilization

Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro Polity: China Goes Green – Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: The future of the world depends on China taking its environmental commitments seriously