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Fighting like Confucius

It is of course a question whether and how Confucius was in the habit of fighting (if he ever did), but Bertolt Brecht was (obviously) so impressed by Confucius’ intelligence that he wrote a number of small pieces in which … Continue reading

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From Where Brandsprutepropaganda ?

In Hbl of 15 September Richard Nordgren (nyhetschef) had a krönoka titled “Brandsprutepropaganda är svår at stoppa” in which he pointed to the habit of politicians like Trump and Putin of producing a picture of reality by simple but obstinate … Continue reading

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Political Psychology, but How?

I do not remember any more how it came to my knowledge that there exists a book by one Hans Norebrink which is titled “Socialismens nederlag och människans natur”. Anyway it came to my attention in spring, I ordered it, … Continue reading

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Contacts to Sweden Wanted

Readers of this blog will have noticed that CETA, this free trade agreement with Canada, was since a while pretty heavily on my mind (see “Cecilia Malmström Unchanged” and “Alarm !!!”). These worries were obviously not shared by the political … Continue reading

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ALARM !!!

Some readers will have noticed that there was recently some discussion concerning CETA, that supposed free trade agreement with Canada (see e.g. “Cecilia Malmström Unchanged” plus comments/additions). Now (somewhat earlier than expected) this matter has become acute: on Ons 9.5. … Continue reading

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Cecilia Malmström Unchanged

Last Thursday (26.04.) I attended a meeting where Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for matters of trade, was taking one hour to answer questions which citizens might have. The event took place in the so-called Europasali in Helsinki, and it provided … Continue reading

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That Unswerving Loyalty to Criminals

We do still remember how Britain’s Theresa May was handling the incident that a former Russian spy and his daughter were, on British soil, badly poisoned by some substance which reminded somebody of a nerve gas which at some time … Continue reading

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Orwellian Impressions

During the last few days I have come twice across the claim that the USA have since 2001 been spending 32 mio $ PER HOUR on its wars, and if one calculates this a bit, one arrives at a bit … Continue reading

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What Kills Democracy?

In HBL of Sö 4.03.18, p.17, the very appreciable Torbjörn Kevin published a piece titled “Hoten mot demokratin”. He based it mainly on a book by two Harvard professors, titled “How democracies die“. The book is obviously referring to the … Continue reading

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American Friendship

From today’s (Sö 4.02.) Yahoo News I just learned that the USA do not intend to protect the Syrian Kurds of Afrin against the Turkish invasion. The reason seems to be that the USA have up to now talked in … Continue reading

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