Archive for the ‘Politics and Economics’ Category

Where do we go from here?


I was in the country of my fathers in August, and met up with friends, relations and made a few new acquaintances. I was struck by two conversations on brexit. I asked one of my friends how about their reaction to brexit and they said – ‘I am heartbroken’. I asked another about how they felt following the result, and they said – ‘I definitely felt no longer welcome here’. (more…)


Filoxenia as public policy




The leaving path – or paths


There has been much confusion and speculation following the ‘leave’ vote in June. This cannot come as a surprise given that the country has voted for a path that no one has ever been down before. (more…)



On the twenty third of June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

How do I feel about this – what do I have to say? (more…)

Peace in Europe – our common future



On 23rd June I will vote for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union, and I appeal to other voters to do likewise. (more…)

‘Vi och de’



Why privacy matters


In the summer of 2014 I read Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide on Edward Snowden. This provided an insight into the level of information gathering performed by a large government agency. Although I skipped over some of the specific details, it was a stimulating read. In this blog entry I’d like to pick up the specific question of privacy and examine it in greater depth. (more…)

On welcoming refugees to your home


An inspiring article in the Zeit newspaper about what it can mean in practice to welcome strangers to live in your home. The reality is that people in need do not always behave in the way you would like them. That coexistance has its downs and its ups. But ultimately it seems to be a question of how you want to live your life, of daring to live your principles, of becoming a deeper person.



This month’s NZZ Folio focusses on corruption (more…)

Narration and intelligence