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To reclaim democracy

Yavor Tarinski: Concepts for a democratic and ecological society

DEMOCRACY: MODERN TIMES has chosen two angles on the same book. What about community-led initiatives as a contribution to the European Green Deal?

Two testaments over life

Hell: Is it possible to simultaneously touch on four major themes, such as sin and evil, the desire for knowledge and conquest, relationships and competition, or the fear of death itself? Let me try in this essay – about Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Dante.

Many Norwegian conservatives will nod appreciatively to Burke

Claus Bryld, Translated from the Danish by Lars Nygaard: The Prophet of Conservatism. Edmund Burke

A DOUBLE BIOGRAPHY: Since the 1950s, Burke's ideas have undergone a renaissance. Opposition to rationalism and atheism is strong among the 40-50 million evangelical Christian Americans.

It's our own fault

DESTROYED NATURE: : Profit hunting, illegal trade in wild animals and a growing population taking over natural areas, provide fertile ground for disasters. Covid-19 is not nature's revenge; we have done this to ourselves.

Green Deal for Europe

EUROPE: On 11 December, the European Commission presents the much-discussed Green Deal.

The world's hardest turning point

WAR AND ENVIRONMENT: The military-economic complex is a giant environmental sinner.

The abyss of peace

ORIENTERING 22. FEBRUARY 1969: Report from Iron Mountain is a scary satire that hits American social sciences and the armaments industry. The research report is a fictional document that shows what would happen if peace broke out, and concludes in a sober scientific language that war is a necessity for our social system. In this way, the book – which has now been published in Norwegian as Fakkel-bok fra Gyldendal – can also be read as a shocking revelation of habitual thinking and war preparations. The Danish author Carl Scharnberg chooses to read the book as an authentic and serious document and gives in this article a summary of the «research results».


ENVIRONMENT: New Extinction Rebellion should be taken seriously.

LISTEN: A recipe for peace

: Fear campaigns and images of enemies seem paralyzing action and make us believe that doomsday is near, writes columnist Susanne Urban. She is calling for a peace ministry.

Environmental scandal: Plan dumping of 30 million tonnes of mining waste in Repparfjord

: While the rest of the world has phased out dumping of mining waste at sea, Norway is one of five on land on the planet that continues to do so.

Living in the Earth Ecosystem

: The notion of nature as the source of harmony is deep in the ecological movement. Do we now need new stories about our species' survival?

ZERO and the Nobel laureates

: If you are one of those who think exaggerations about environmental destruction are well exaggerated, you should not read on.

AS Norway: A capitalist actor, without sufficient conscience

Svein Hammer: The future of Norway. On the trail of a greener society

: In his new book, Svein Hammer makes many interesting reflections on a greener Norway

350 shades of green

Bjorn Stærk: The pursuit of green happiness

: Bjørn Stærk's critique of the system is difficult to disagree with, but his truths are not necessarily others'.

Norway has become a climate political slowdown

Eivind Trædal: The black shift

: Our important public debater Eivind Trædal has written a thorough history book about Norwegian climate policy – and why it is on a wild goose chase.