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No. 2 2010Theme: Ideological battlefields

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Domestic battles on foreign soil

As we in Sweden were losing our ideological battles abroad, it became clear that our sympathy was often simply a pose aimed at disguising a taking of ideological sides. Latin America is a classic example.

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The paradoxes of the halal hippie

The debate about Islam is peculiar in many ways. Radical people support reactionary clergies, and the nationalist Sweden Democrats attack Islamists, with whom they actually have a great deal in common.

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Brave new man

Swedish feminism's taking sides on the country's current Act Prohibiting the Purchase of Sexual Services is more about finely calibrating the Swedish middle class than improving the conditions of women sex workers.

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Too good a story

For many, the religion of ecology has become an atheist substitute for good old-fashioned faith in God. If we do not get back to nature, we are doomed to destruction.

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Editor's Column

Identity politics increases the divides

The "underwear bomber", Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up an American passenger plane on Christmas Day, was, as is familiar, the son of a former minister and bank director in Nigeria and was himself an engineering student in London. Like the London underground bombers in 2005, he was in no sense at the bottom of society when he developed a taste for Islamic ideas.

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NR 2 2010

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.

 

Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund

 

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