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In the direction of the totalitarian

Timothy Snyder, illustrator Nora Krug, translates John Grande: About tyranny: Twenty things we can learn from the twentieth century

PRE-FASCISM: Timothy Snyder's little textbook on tyranny – written for society "between Hitler and Stalin" – lies between patriotic obedience and political disobedience. The book is still current.

Late fascism is here

CAPITALISM: The West's "thin" fascism, which Bolt analyzes, is there especially because there is currently nothing else. Which does not rule out that it will one day grow as "thick" as Russian and Chinese fascism.

The war in Ukraine – what is the role of the United States?

USA / RUSSIA: It was a sad day for the world, but Russia's shocking military action should not stop us from looking at the role of the United States in the situation that has arisen.

A contemporary diagnosis – without the ability to criticize?

Hal Foster: What Comes after Farce: Art and Criticism at a Time of Debacle

ART: Is there no longer anything to reveal or distort?

Rethinking democracy

David Stasavage, John G. Matsusaka: The Decline and Rise of Democracy. A Global History from Antiquity to Today, Let the People Rule. How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge

Democracy: The Greeks do not have the patent on the idea of ​​«democracy». And are referendums a necessity to get democracy back on track?

"Dealing with illiberal states is a chronic problem"

John Ikenberry: Power, Order and Change – in World Politics

USA: We talk to John Ikenberry about «after victory moments». Is there any real incentive for the powerful state to spend money to rebuild and foster a better order? The liberal international vision is not globalism, it is intergovernmentalism.

Putin's swamp

Luke Harding: Shadow state. Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West

RUSSIA: This is a type of crime that has merged with political misrule up to a level where democracies are threatened in their foundations.

People in the small towns

USA: What were Trump's chances of re-election in November? Extensive fieldwork provides useful insights into the segment commonly perceived as his core voters.

The dissatisfaction, the frustration, the inconsolability, the hopelessness and the mistrust

Espen Hammer: USA. A superpower in crisis

POLICY:: In the USA, the annual value of lobbying activities is estimated at well over NOK 40 billion.

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 fascist paradox

USA: Did the poor, as a result of the American political system, have no choice but to ally with the oligarchs who first created them?

The document that started the war in 2001

United States / Militarization:: In this article, Niels Harrit points out that the participation of European countries in the attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was illegal – according to the UN Treaty. Were a number of countries tricked into the "war on terror"?