How is the development of society understood? Through ideas, actors and concrete processes, or through discourses, management techniques and projects for societal formation? MODERN TIMES's Svein Hammer picks up two books that are in relation to each other (one his own).
Iron Mountain's report is a frightening satire that strikes American social science and the armor industry. The research report is a fictitious document showing what would happen if peace broke, and concludes in a sober scientific language that war is a necessity for our social system. In this way, the book – which has now come in Norwegian as the Fakkel book from Gyldendal – can also be read as a shocking revelation of habit thinking and war preparations. The Danish author Carl Scharnberg chooses to read the book as an authentic and serious document and gives in this chronicle a summary of the "research results".
ECONOMIC INequality: Sylvie Laurent: King and the Other America. The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality
In an era when antiracism is being portrayed as identity politics and white poor people are being blamed for Trump, it is helpful to be reminded of Martin Luther King's attempt to bridge the fight against racism and economic inequality.
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