(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
- Yes, I want to call myself a cultural radical, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
And the cultural-radical struggle is not won, he believes.
However, according to the professor, the tradition of Georg Brandes and the interwar period clovers consisting of Sigurd Hoel, Helge Krog and Arnulf Øverland must be renewed. If we are to believe him, the view of history they assumed is outdated.
- The idea of progress, that history has a direction, no longer has the right of life. As little as everything was better before, it can be said that social development is moving in a certain direction.
In addition, the fight for a freer sexual morality has been won. "Paperless marriages" are accepted by the vast majority, abortion opponents are few and weak, and religion has loosened its grip on people. But this does not mean that cultural radicalism has triumphed on all fronts and that it should ally with capitalism.
- A critical attitude
- The idea of equality is the left's biggest idea. But there is a difference. . .
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