Is globalization an evil that should now be fought? No, it's more nuanced. We who have an international orientering looks with fear at how international cooperation is now weakening with the pandemic.

Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

The lead of The Economist «Goodbye globalization»(16.5) suggested that a more self-governing nationalism is neither financially better nor safer. And as Agamben recalls: With the national shutdowns, life's content and relationships are as important as mere survival – what the Italian philosopher calls pure biological life.

First, it must be said that the most important thing has been to save lives – with the measures that have been taken to prevent the spread of infection. But at the same time, the consequences of shutting down nations are enormous. Isolationism is also not new, something the United States has shown in recent years. And with the tariff war with China, globalization is declining. A "slowbalisation" is shown where international trade in goods falls by around 30 per cent.
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