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.
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 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.
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.