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Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life

Publicerat 2021-04-26

Sometimes I scribble down thoughts on books that I’ve read. They’re not reviews, they’re just thoughts. I belong to the people who think we owe Jordan Peterson a lot and that he may well be the best thing that has come out of Canada since Wayne Gretzky. It’s not...

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The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense

Publicerat 2021-03-29

Sometimes I scribble down thoughts on books I’ve read. They’re not reviews, they’re just thoughts. If you want to understand the outrage many muslims feel when their religion is criticised, imagine walking into the editorial office of the (once flagship) Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and question the authority of...

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On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

Publicerat 2021-03-08

Sometimes I scribble down thoughts on books I’ve read. They’re not reviews, they’re just thoughts Ok, so I’ve read John Stuart Mill’s classic On Liberty. When I studied at Middlesex University many years ago, John Stuart Mill was compulsory reading, for natural reasons – the ideas put forth in...

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Behind the scoop: Why You Should Think and Act Like a Journalist

Publicerat 2021-03-08

Sometimes I scribble down thoughts on books I’ve read. They’re not reviews, they’re just thoughts. So my good friend Johannes Koch has written a second book, called Behind the scoop: Why You Should Think and Act Like a Journalist. This in a time when journalism is under constant attack...

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A glorious mugging

Publicerat 2020-10-20

I was a student back then: shared a house on Kelvin Avenue with three other Europeans and one American. Ah, London, the world was our oyster! We teamed up after a year in dorms, dreaming of greatness, all-knowing and clueless like all students. Along came Sam, not a student,...

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The Inequality of Heavy Metal

Publicerat 2020-09-28

Society doesn’t encourage women to listen to heavy metal. What patriarchal structures are at work, and how can this inequality be remedied? The typical audience at a heavy metal concert is at least 90 percent male. This may come as no surprise to anyone who has frequented such events,...

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