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Hope, fill and frustration on Greenland

Sturla Pilskog, Sidse Torstholm Larsen: Winter's longing

INDEPENDENCE: The people of Greenland are dependent on the outside world, but see a hope for secession based on their own natural resources and powerful investors.

Superficiality is the new dialogue

Kjetil Røed: Working Through the Past

CONCEPT ART: A concept-oriented micro-art historical work that re-evaluates the value of art

Steinhardt grasped the geology

Marcia Bjornerud: Timefulness. How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

GEOLOGY: Everyone can and should learn more from geology, says Marcia Bjornerud. Her well-meaning attempt to bring the subject's insights to life, on the other hand, falls on deaf ears.

The big thinker is pulled out of the mole bag

Robert Irwin: Ibn Khaldun. An Intellectual Biography

: A new biography of the 1300th century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun has recently been published. Is he now getting his renaissance?

History-Metaphysics and Decay

: What consequences has World War II had for humanity's position in modernity?

Coercion, murder and prosperity

Lisa Blaydes: State of Repression

: Documents from Saddam Hussein's archives show a completely different Iraq than the current story tells.

To reduce the world history of Gini coefficients

: Another example of history writing.

A rhizomatic world

: ZKM Center for Arts and Media in Karlsruhe will create a greater understanding of the different expressions of media art seen in a historical perspective.

In the entrance to Yugoslavia's past

Nicolas Wagnières: Hotel Yugoslavia

: Hotel Yugoslavia appears as a mirror image of Yugoslavia's grandeur and fall – symbolized by the once magnificent and luxurious hotel in the capital of the country that ceased to exist.

The 68 generation according to German history writing

Heinz Bude / Alexander Sedlmaier / Christina von Hodenberg: Adorno for Ruinschildren: A History of 1968 / Consumption and Violence: Radical Protest in the Federal Republic / The Other Eighties: Social History of a Revolt

: Three newly published books about the sixty-eight provide partly surprising and new perspectives. All are written by scientists who do not even belong to this mythical generation.

Undressing the lie

Ilan Pappe: Ten myths about Israel

: With Ten Myths About Israel, author Ilan Pappe shows how easily "truth" can be constructed and sold to uncritical masses. What consequences does this have for the objective, fact-based truth? The book is a shocking read, and a "must" for anyone interested in the Middle East, democracy, politics and history.

The story of Nokia

Arto Koskinen: Nokia Mobile – We Were Connecting People

: The fact that Nokia founders today work in the laundry or loaf around the unemployed in Salo is, to put it mildly, startling.