Month: September 2022

  • Good news!

    Those of us who can still bear to read, watch or listen to the news do so at our own risk. The emotional cost of learning, day after day, that just about everything is going from bad to even worse is high. This morning, I learnt that ten per cent of all Norwegians use sleeping […]

  • Excerpt

    from Harold Pinter’s “Nobel Lecture” on his acceptance of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2005 Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2005/pinter/lecture/ …. … that Saddam Hussein possessed a highly dangerous body of weapons of mass destruction, some of which could be fired in 45 minutes, bringing about appalling devastation. We were assured that was true. It was not true. […]

  • Om fascisme, rasisme og militarisme

    Det er ikke god tone å kalle folk for fascister. Det er de fleste av oss i Norge enige om. Men enn om folk faktisk er fascister? Jeg har for eksempel noen venner – et engelsk par – som helt bestemt har en del klart fascistiske meninger, det innrømmer de sågar selv. Jeg liker dem […]

  • Democratic deficit

    The problem – one of the problems – is that nobody quite knows how to solve this mess. On the one hand the European sanctions against Russia are bringing Europe to its knees. On the other hand, the entire world is completely unprepared for the meteorological disasters that are thrashing country after country in spite […]