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A wish – for a new reality

Isaac A. Kamola Duke: Making the World Global. US Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary

GLOBALIZATION: When the concept of «globalization› took over the academic and political language, and since everyday language, it was not primarily a description of reality that fit into a post-Cold War capitalism, argues new book.

There is hope for better times for the past

Leidulf Melve and Eivind Heldaas Seland: What is global history

HISTORY: National-cultivating historiography has characterized Norway for several decades, but Leidulf Melve and Eivind Heldaas Seland show the way out of disability.

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: A long plan-sequence: film and reality

PASOLINI: 100 years: On the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922), MODERN TIMES has chosen to print an essay on a theme between power and the oppressed – as it is throughout his large film production.

The American dissatisfaction, frustration, inconsolability, hopelessness and mistrust

Aspen 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.

The drop that causes the cup to overflow

The Invisible Committee: From now by Author

REBELLION: The three books are equal parts revolutionary manifestos for those who want an analysis of the state of affairs, and strategic manuals for those who have already taken to the streets and revolted.

Conflicting views on life and work

Dave Egger's Hamish: The Parade

ROAD CHOICE: Two asphalt pavers – one naive and surly, the other rational and conscientious – are on assignment for a global and financially strong client.

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 basically go around with a misconception about liberal democracy.

Together we are less alone

George Monbiot: Out of the Wreckage

COOPERATION: The competitive principle of neoliberalism goes against our nature. It is cooperation that is unique to our species – and cooperation that can save us.

In Gandhi's footsteps 

: The Indian activist and philosopher Vandana Shiva is now visiting Norway at the Globalization Conference.

Free markets are an illusion

John Mikler: The Political Power of Global Corporations

: John Mikler claims that the world's largest companies are so economically superior to their competitors that it is wrong to talk about global markets and free competition.

The Unknown Story of "The Red Gold"

Jean-Baptise Malet and Xavier Deleu: The Empire of Red Gold

: With tomato puree as a starting point, The Empire of Red Gold provides an incredible insight into the mechanisms of the global economy and into production methods that have hitherto been unknown. 

Elite liberalism + mass nationalism = true

Jean Francois Bayart: L'impasse national-libérale. Globalization and repli identitaire

: For political scientist Jean François Bayart, globalization and the development of national identity are complementary processes.