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An excommunication of the dead and death?

DEATH: Via the philosopher Jean Baudrillard, can we, with today's pandemic, expose the symbolic meaning of death, the one that is otherwise difficult to spot?

I was completely out of the world

essay: The author Hanne Ramsdal tells here what it means to be put out of action – and come back again. A concussion leads, among other things, to the brain not being able to dampen impressions and emotions.

Juicy fines for coronal fractures in Spain

PENALTY: In Spain, the authorities have the option of imposing hefty fines on citizens who refuse to be vaccinated or oppose restrictions during the pandemic.

A woman's struggle with reality

THE WOMEN OF EUROPE: In our interview series with European women, Sweden's former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Margot Wallström is last out. She believes that we currently live in a world of autocrats, where Nordic welfare values ​​have poor conditions.

Where are we going now?

: Is globalization an evil that should now be fought? No, it's more nuanced. We who have an international orientering looks with fear at how international cooperation is now weakening with the pandemic.

Dormant ideological viruses

Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World

corona: Will a far more favorable ideological virus spread and hopefully infect us, the virus that makes us think of another society, beyond the nation state, a society that realizes itself as global solidarity and cooperation?

Creativity, openness, style consciousness, entrepreneurial spirit, empathy and cosmopolitanism

Andreas Reckwitz: The End of Illusions. Politics, Economics and Culture in the Late Modern

THE MIDDLE CLASS: Relevant in these corona times is whether Reckwitz's analysis opens up for a restructuring of the economy back to a "real economy" – from the cultural capitalism where the goods promise consumers symbolic, narrative, aesthetic and ethical experiences.

A Norwegian in Naples

corona: The piazzas are empty and the pizzerias are closed, but the Neapolitans (above) are alive.

In the age of opportunism

Paolo Giordano ,: In time of infection: Report from the frontline of the pandemic

VIRUS: An Italian writer and physicist has forged while the corona iron is hot. But paradoxically, his message drowns in the banalities that he believes should give way to mathematical realities.