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Nawal El-Saadawi – in memorandum

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

The divine comedy

God Himself is the problem of evil: must we kill, and must we kill many, and all the time, for the world to be better?

Is it a pity for America?

Great power madness?::
America's shadowy sides have for many made fatal love and the relationship destructive. Bjørneboe's indignation towards America was of the solidarity type.

The coming technological decade

Will increased control or monitoring in this decade eventually leave more to algorithms that carry out actions themselves based on so-called "actionable intelligence"?

To talk about death

Birgitta Haga Gripsrud, Lisbeth Thoresen: Everything that lives must die. Death as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge

The way we die means a lot to life's last rise. This anthology gives a good impression of how we talk about death in today's society.

To start all over again

Hannah Arendt, translator Joachim Wrang: Life of the Mind

Hannah Arendt's age-old work explores thinking, freedom, will and the future. Is there anything thought-provoking about our technologically automated communities?

What is freedom without governance?

Cass R. Sunstein: On Freedom

Sunstein advocates active social manipulation to help us make smarter choices. In the book On Freedom, he questions whether free choice actually promotes human welfare.

Into a new age: The feeling of community

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

Captured freedom

The theme of freedom goes back to the writing of Margaret Atwood, in which she portrays the lives of men and women living in prison – metaphorically and literally. Her lyrics have made a big impression on me at a time when my freedom has been reduced to my own will.

The problem of social inequality

Has man ever really lived with nature in freedom and equality, and then ended up in the links of modernity? This essay attempts nothing less than to add the first building blocks to a whole new understanding of history. 

The Liberal Utopia

Dybedahl, Kristjánsson, Innset and Hverven (eds.): No people are born free

Above all, it is we who do not blame liberalism for everything that is wrong here in the world, which should dwell on this book.