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The American dissatisfaction, frustration, inconsolability, hopelessness and mistrust

Espen Hammer: USA. A superpower in crisis

POLICY: The philosopher Espen Hammer gives a crystal clear analysis of US policy in a new book. This is a country where the annual value of lobbying is estimated at well over NOK 40 billion.

On the dark side of truth

Kris Fallon: Where Truth Lies. Digital Culture and Documentary Media after 9/11

MEDIA: The struggle for truth – and thus for documentarism – has become brutal. A new book analyzes how truth claims and digital culture shape our political realities.

The American disaster

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

TRUMPISM: 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 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.

Violence is politicized, and politics becomes violence

Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings: Violence and Political Theory

VIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: The world is violent. Do we allow ourselves to be duped by the rhetoric of violence?

Mercedes without engine

Donald Trumps: "Deal of the Century" could, in the worst case, end up being a trigger for the original potential for conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

The modern political lie and the political lie

ESSAY: How can it be that some politicians can lie as much as they want, like President Trump, and at the same time be perceived as truthful by their voters? We look at how the philosopher Hannah Arendt defined the difference between the traditional and the modern lie, as the difference between hiding and destroying. And how the truth can be faked because one can finger reality.

The borderland is militarized

Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey: Fencing in Democracy. Borderwalls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State

NECRO STATE CITIZENSHIP: There has been a lot of laughter at Trump's "beautiful" wall, but the borderland between the United States and its neighbor to the south has been militarized and cut up by fences and walls for more than a decade.

Violence is politicized, and politics becomes violence

Elizabeth Frazer, Kimberly Hutchings: Violence and Political Theory

VIOLENCE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: The world is violent. Do we allow ourselves to be duped by the rhetoric of violence?

The world is out of step

ESSAY: The world has gone completely off its hinges and has done so for a long time.