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Nawal El-Saadawi – in memorandum

Nawal El-Saadawi::
A conversation about freedom, freedom of speech, democracy and elites in Egypt.

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

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

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?

Many Norwegian conservatives will nod appreciatively to Burke

A DOUBLE BIOGRAPHY:
Claus Bryld, Translated from the Danish by Lars Nygaard: The Prophet of Conservatism. Edmund Burke

Since the 1950s, Burke's ideas have undergone a renaissance. Opposition to rationalism and atheism is strong among the 40-50 million evangelical Christian Americans.

The American disaster

TRUMPISM:
Klaus Brinkbäumer and Stephan Lamby: In delusion. The American disaster

How do democracies die? Often with the help of elected leaders. This was the case in Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine and Poland, as well as in several South American countries. And in the United States?

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 created them in the first place?

Is it time for a new kind of democratic involvement?

COMMENT::
Do we need far less elected politicians to represent our opinions?

"A murderous system"

SWEDEN ACTIONS::
: Why do not Swedish authorities cooperate with the UN mechanisms and respect the principles of transparency, accountability and law when it comes to the Assange case, asks Swedish Arne Ruth.

USA: It's Going Down!

THE PROTESTS IN THE USA::
: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, LA, Louisville, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Oregon, Richmond, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Washington. A response to the structural violence the poor are facing.

Carpet fall for the American Empire

GEORGE FLOYD::
At this moment, the fundamental question is: can the United States really be saved?

The anatomy of democracy

FUKUYAMA:
Mathilde Fasting: After the end of the story. Meet with Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is one of the world's foremost democracy theorists, and this book gives an updated introduction to his overall authorship.

When going to the cinema becomes a political act

SUDAN:
Suhaib Gasmelbari: Talking About Trees

What role can cinema play in democracy building?

From individual participation to authoritarian politics

POLICY:
Nathan Gardels, Nicolas Berggruen: Renovating Democracy – Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism

Does technology development destabilize modern democracies? China can be seen as a positive counterpart to the West.

Gandhi's method

NEWSPAPER EDITOR::
Fighting for peace and reconciliation is not easy.

In the shadow of the caste society

INDIA'S CONFLICTS:
Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Anand Vaidya: Indian Democracy. Origins, Trajectories, Contestations

India's major economic growth, under Narendra Modi, has deepened the social differences. The coexistence of the many religious groups

Liberal democracy is screwed together so that the whole idea is self-destructive


Adrian Pabst: The Demons of Liberal Democracy Author

DEMOCRACY: According to Adrian Pabst, we are basically going wrong with a wrong view of liberal democracy.

Whistleblowers – People's Enemies?

UREDD::
A vibrant democracy, a vibrant press, and the rule of law are intertwined and depend on whistleblowers being taken seriously. Ny Tid interviewed whistleblower and lawyer Kari Breirem, current with the book Promoting justice and preventing injustice – about corruption, legal security and whistleblowing.

Historical patience


Manuel Castells: Rupture – The Crisis in Liberal Democracy

MISCELLANEOUS: Manuel Castells paints a picture of today's democratic decline that is as recognizable as it is bleak.

Chaos always triumphs over order

ASSANGE::
WikiLeaks is a Puritan illusion.

Into a new age: The feeling of community

DEMOCRACY::
The growing skepticism of the authorities is a global trend. Can increased degree of citizen participation and awareness of shared responsibility restore confidence?

I'm Julian

ASSANGE::
Ultimately, it is a matter of legal and moral duty to expose war crimes.

Lykkeberg – "a democratic socialist"

SUBJECT:
Rune Lykkeberg: West to West

How are we to explain to our children that Trump – against the most odds – became President of the United States?

A counterbalance to today's cruel lack of solidarity

Totalitarianism?:
Franco «Bifo» Berardi: The Second Coming

The anarcho-communist critic Franco Berardi believes we have overestimated reason and intelligence as a world-changing force.

A digital omnipotence?

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The Facebook scandal last year demonstrates how negligent social network providers are bypassing the data of their users – and clarifying what enormous challenges "The Big Four" faces in our democracy.

Popular organizations under increasing pressure

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In recent years, we have seen an increasing tendency for humanitarian organizations and their employees to be systematically prevented from conducting political or organizational work.