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Being threatened with death can make most people keep a low profile

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The opportunity to say something is always very limited, says MODERN TIMES 'regular writer in this essay about different authorities' use of force. Away from today's mass media, an "underground" network of intellectuals has now emerged, including experienced journalists, intelligence officers, renowned professors and politicians.

The modern political lie and the political lie

ESSAY: How can it be that some politicians can lie as much as they want, like President Trump, and at the same time be perceived as truthful by their voters? We look at how the philosopher Hannah Arendt defined the difference between the traditional and the modern lie, as the difference between hiding and destroying. And how the truth can be faked because one can finger reality.

From this week's debate

: Orientering 8.3.1969

Circus Tricky Dick – what does the Republicans' National Assembly mean?

: Orientering 17. August 1968: The election of Richard Nixon as Republican presidential candidate came as no surprise. In this article, Helge Rønning sheds light on the person Nixon, the American electoral system and the society in which people like Nixon and Wallace may have a relatively broad electoral appeal.

US after the presidential election

: Richard Nixon was elected president. American society today is in the most serious crisis since the Civil War 100 years ago.