Ben Rhodes Random: After the fall. The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We’ve Made
AUTHORITARIAN: What happened after the height of freedom ideals, the fall of the Iron Curtain and Bill Clinton's fusion of liberal politics with market forces? Today, the Chinese's mastery of original Western technology and surveillance seems limitless.
Kevin Rudd: The Avoidable War. The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China
USA / CHINA: Is the current US-China systemic divide unbridgeable? According to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken: "Our relationship with China will be competitive when it has to, cooperative when it can, and hostile when it has to." On the other hand, China is now led by a man who, according to book author Kevin Rudd, has considerable intellectual resources – under his leadership, China has grown into a superpower.
NEO-FASCISM: Do many still have fascist longings today, or can one always blame seductive leaders? A closer dive into the 100-year-old Italian fascism and its descendants says something about the dangers we are now likely to face.
Paul Collier: The future of capitalism. A manifesto of social capitalism
: Professor Paul Collier is a heavyweight. He is often mentioned in the same category as the economists Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs and was once highlighted as one of the heroes of the then Minister for Development Aid Erik Solheim.
: Is globalization an evil that should now be fought? No, it's more nuanced. We who have an international orientering looks with fear at how international cooperation is now weakening with the pandemic.
THE CHALLENGES OF EUROPE: The Brexit chaos seems to culminate in the British leaving the EU – now that the election of Boris Johnson is over. Brexit is the price the British have to pay for not having had an honest discussion about immigration, multiculturalism and the British Empire. But are Britain's problems unique?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Victorians: Twelve Titans Who Forged Britain
NOSTALGIC IMPERIALISM: Ny Tid looks at two books with Boris Johnson's future policy in mind. Are selective and nostalgic dives into the history of the British Empire a good recipe for shaping politics or Britain's future post-Brexit?
ORIENTERING 6. SEPTEMBER 1969: On Monday last week, the West German magazine "Stern" reported that it had received a secret American plan for e.g. ABC warfare in Europe. It states in detail how nuclear, chemical and biological weapons will be used in both Western and Eastern Europe. According to Arbeiderbladet, this has attracted "considerable attention" on the continent.
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