Theater of Cruelty

liberalism

In the spectacular media's desert landscape

MEDIA: Surveys show that more than half of Germany's population believe they are receiving fake news. In France, 80 percent think the same.

The end of the story – and the beginning

FREEDOM: 'University' was a code word for prison, completing the exam meant serving a prison sentence. Albania's transformation was thorny. On the altar of freedom, factories went bankrupt, jobs disappeared, thousands fled to Italy on overcrowded ships.

"Dealing with illiberal states is a chronic problem"

USA: We've talking to John Ikenberry about 'after victory moments'. Is there any real incentive for the powerful state to spend money to rebuild and foster better order? The liberal international vision is not globalism, it is intergovernmentalism.

The American dissatisfaction, frustration, inconsolability, hopelessness and mistrust

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 dissatisfaction, the frustration, the inconsolability, the hopelessness and the mistrust

POLICY: In the USA, the annual value of lobbying activities is estimated at well over NOK 40 billion.

The value of man in the unemployed society

LIFE: How can we manage to live a meaningful life in a world without work, where everything is automated and education no longer leads to work?

Can the past explain today's furious young men?

RIGHT EXTREMISM: The novelist and essayist Pankaj Mishra is on his way to Oslo. For this reason comes his global boxing success in the Norwegian pocket edition. Welcome to an inspiring, provocative and at times frustrating book.

What is freedom without governance?

paternalism: 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.

A counterbalance to today's cruel lack of solidarity

Totalitarianism? The anarcho-communist critic Franco Berardi believes we have overestimated reason and intelligence as a world-changing force.

Liberal and anarchist

Weekly magazine The Economist marked 15. September's 175 anniversary with a manifesto against weakened liberal values.

The Liberal Dilemma

ORIENTERING OCTOBER 1968: Hans Skjervheim's new book The Liberal Dilemma and other essays deserves a certain prevalence for obvious political reasons. Some will receive it with insults, accompany it with choirs, and bury it with a parable or a political sketch. Others will declare it well-known, label it as past, passé and thus confirm its criticism. Some will think that it is precisely for this reason that it is a very useful book, writes Øyvind Østerud in his review, among other things.

US left wing on wild roads

American identity politicians have no strategy and want none. They just want to express themselves and increasingly radicalize themselves.

Increasing pressure on the family

Rok Bicek's documentary explores the growing expectations of the family, under the pressure of liberal capitalism.

The Liberal Utopia

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. 

The unbearable meaninglessness of modernity 

Asle Toje's newly published book defends conservative values ​​over liberalism and leads a moderate defense of the nation state.