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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.

Why Cash?

ABOLISHING CASH? Although most of us rarely use cash, there is something suspicious about the fact that banks and politicians want to abolish it.

A loveless technology

MODERN TEHNOLOGY: Our digital civilisation is more dependent than ever on artificial and technological stimuli.

The final philosophical question

One philosophical question remains, and its answer will determine the continuing life on Earth, writes the author Erland Kiøsterud.

Power to the people

Decentralisation; many of us have heard the term before, and in Berlin it is a buzz word.

The 9/11 debate that never was

It is actually possible to have a sober discussion about the events of 11. September, 2001.

Utopia,

This year, Sir Thomas More’s Utopia marks its 500th anniversary. Modern Times takes this opportunity to celebrate this, still radical, great piece of work.

Our Legacy is Threatened by Technological Developments

People do not want to be forgotten.

DATA OVERLOAD: When you can’t handle it any more

You probably know someone among your friends or family who has suffered from burnout