NORGES DILEMMA: hvorfor det var bra at Breivik vant i retten

EN NORDISK SUPERMODELL I forbindelse med overtakelsen av et norsk militærskip i 1942, fremførte President Roosevelt det som siden har blitt referert til som  «Se til Norge» – talen. Talen skulle vise seg å bli en viktig inspirasjonskilde for motstandsbevegelser over hele Europa, ettersom Roosevelt inviterte dem til å la seg inspirere av nordmennenes innsats mot […]

IT’S ALL RELATIVE

Last week in Mumbai, one of the Indian participants in my Cross-Cultural Workshop told me that sometimes it can get really chilly in Mumbai … once, he told me, the temperature plummeted to 18 degrees Celsius! I pretended to look impressed. Cold (and heat) is a relative concept, as is demonstrated in this «oldie» I dug […]

CANDLES, “KOS” & THE TAX-FREE NORWEGIAN

NOT QUITE DEAD YET I remember the first time my father came to visit us in Norway. It was wintertime. My wife had created a lovely homely atmosphere by lighting up an especially large number of candles in the kitchen and living room area. She wanted to give my father a warm, cosy welcome. I remember […]