Theater of Cruelty


Acting, structural and symbolic power

Media: Magne Lindholm has written an extremely welcome book about journalism and power, which is, however, occasionally brief enough

There is hope for better times for the past

HISTORY: National-cultivating historiography has characterized Norway for several decades, but Leidulf Melve and Eivind Heldaas Seland show the way out of disability.

Young adults from the most conflict-ridden areas in the world

REFUGEES: These are heartbreaking and shocking stories – despite the fact that they appear toned down and without excessive dramatization.

Objective, free / independent, socially responsible, critically investigative, activist, subjective and dialogical

Journalism: Via the pragmatic philosophy, Steen Steensen and Harald Hornmoen create great relevance and applicability in their thoughtful writing about journalism.

Low crisis awareness and unresolved climate challenges

CRISIS: The state's crisis management is not enough, as Norway as an oil-producing nation ignores the recommendations that the oil should remain in the ground.

New times for war and evil

– Time to prevent more use of biological warfare, autonomous weapons systems and mercenaries.

Healthy skepticism about alternative perspectives

Conspiracy Theories: The Internet is teeming with conspiracy theories that can be both a driving force and a tool for political propaganda and suspicion of the opposing party.

The escape from humanity

POST humanism: Jan Grue's essay succeeds as a time frame and criticism by virtue of being a personal and bipartisan approach.

Krimmigrasjons policy

Hot communitarian trends locally can go hand in hand with the development of spider-like surveillance institutions or fence building nationally and internationally. What is Social Control?


A Muslim Mother's Fight / Radicalization. Phenomenon and Prevention / Generation Achievement

When the self breaks down

Schizophrenia is still a mystery to researchers, but Paul Møller has provided us with a knowledgeable book on the phenomenon.

Idealist public history

Jostein Gripsrud seems to have departed from what does not fit with the ideal notion of the sensible Norwegian public. Such idealism is dangerous.

Human rights of special interest

The People's Government is weakened by premissive supranational courts, the Power Commission already stated in 2003. What about the human rights in this picture?