essays

political-ethical essays

Memory and Archive

Memory is a central aspect of cinema.

Revolution and Power

OCTOBER 1917: What can books and films tell us about the 1917 revolutions?

Revolution now!

The period of waiting is over: The world calls for an uprising.

To the Youth of Today

The aging Alain Badiou pens a radical speech on existential anguish as an opening towards a better community.

Two Hundred Years of Silence

IRAN: This sixty year old book is heartily recommended for anyone who wants to know more about the current relationship between Iranians and Arabs.

Politics in an Age of Godlessness

Recently translated into Norwegian, Peter Sloterdijk’s latest little book, In the Same Boat, thematises the challenges of hyper-politics in a globalised society.

The Danger of Globalisation

Was Jesus only an illegitimate child who made up stories about his dad being up in heaven, asks philosopher Peter Sloterdijk in his latest book After God (Nach Gott)

The War With No Frontline

SYRIA: «Yes, this area is under our control,» says a logistician of the Ahrar al-Sham, while pointing at a checkpoint on the map in front of him. «But to be honest, if I were you, I would stay away. People who have gone through this way, have gone missing.»

Secrets

ARR: “Secrets” is the theme of the latest issue of ARR, a Norwegian publication dedicated to the academic field of the history of ideas.

Idealism killed the Burmese

MYANMAR AND DEMOCRACY: Modern Times Review have met the lawyer who most likely became just too dangerous for the old Myanmar military: He was recently killed because he fought for the new democracy alongside Aung San Suu Kyi.