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After corona – a technocratic, planetary order

Benjamin Bratton: The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19: It is difficult to read Bratton's positive biopolitics as anything other than a form of technocratic authoritarianism – where the subject is a point in a biopolitical network.

Lies, manipulation and filth

Anne Applebaum. Translated by John Grande: The swan song of democracy. Politics that fails and friendships that end

DEMOCRACY: Anne Applebaum shows how concrete historical events developed a political populism. How can we understand and counteract the forces that want the liberal, democratic, fact-based structure of society to come to life?

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.

Increasing reality apathy and blunting

Byung-Chul Han: Palliative care society

Criticism of modernity: The neoliberal "happiness dispositive's" imperative of happiness regards pain as a failure, a weakness. The pain has become dumb, and consequently speechless and meaningless. But is the consequence that the neoliberal paradigm of freedom is disintegrating?

Why populism?

: Agora, Nos. 1–2

TRUMP: In the latest issue of Agora with populism as its theme, Donald Trump comes out in two variants: in a very personal version (where he owes just about everything he owns) and as a patrimonial leader in a postmodern USA

Why populism?

TRUMP: In the latest issue of Agora with populism as a theme, Donald Trump comes out in two variants: in a very personal version (where he owes just about everything he owns) and as a patrimonial leader in a postmodern United States.

The anatomy of democracy

Mathilde Fasting: After the end of the story. Meet with Francis Fukuyama

Fukuyama: Francis Fukuyama is one of the world's foremost democracy theorists, and this book provides an updated introduction to his overall authorship.

From individual participation to authoritarian politics

Nathan Gardels, Nicolas Berggruen: Renovating Democracy – Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism

POLICY: Is technological development destabilizing modern democracies? China can be seen as a positive counterpart to the West.

Up from the basement, into the war

Carsten Jensen: Kældermennesker. About populism and the hassle of being human

: The basement man must also take part in humanity's transformation. Carsten Jensen forgets this.

The inadequacy of the concept of populism

Eric Fassin: Populism: Le grand resentment

: Populism is not a negative response to neoliberalism, but neoliberalism's own instrument, according to sociologist Éric Fassin.

Hope in front of the abyss 

Adam Holm: End station Europe

: European intellectuals engage in an engaging way on the continent's crisis in the debate book End Station Europe. 

"Trump, the whole Trump and nothing but the Trump"?

: Under a dark cloud of vulgar Donald Trump, it seems that it has become free to bluff. To all.