Reflections on Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

When people who doubt whether something as Islamophobia exists, use the term they do that in a literal sense and emphasize indeed the association with fear. Islamophobia would be an (irrational) fear for Islam, just as people have an irrational fear of height, spiders, and so on. So they argue that fear...

Managing the Nokia Shock (Magma-pamflett 2/2015)

18 mar 2015 | Roger Wessman
With the rise of Nokia’s mobile phone industry Finland’s economy became increasingly reliant on the success of a single company. At its peak the telecom equipment sector built up around Nokia accounted for 20 % of Finnish goods exports.

Making sense of the Russian bear metaphor: The image of a threatened bear distracts us from understanding Russia’s actions

In trying to understand Russia’s actions in the context of the war in Ukraine, it is important to approach the use of the bear metaphor critically. In domestic use, the metaphor creates an image of a country acting in self-defence and deflects attention away from systemic problems.

Political Islam Fails Egypt’s Test

The op-ed columnist of The New York Times Roger Cohen writes about the situation in Egypt.

Beyond the Bedroom

Op-ed columnist from The New York Times, Frank Bruni writes in this column about the challenges of the Catholic church and the new pope Francis.

Finland is a hostage of its history

I gästkolumnen skriver Alexis Kouros, chefredaktör för Helsinki Times, om sin egen erfarenhet av krig och om Finlands roll i historien.

The Blight of Return

The Op-Ed Columnist Roger Cohen writes in the New Yok Times about the sitaution in the Middle East.

Is Growth Over?

3 jan 2013 | Magma
"Is Growth Over? The answer is: less than we think." Op-ed columnist Paul Krugmaof of The New York Times writes aobut visions for a new year.

Our hard drives, ourselves

Cyberspace gives people more than an illusion of protection. But at the end it doesn´t work. That´s the point in the column, written by op-ed columinst Frank Bruni at The New York Times.

The Spirit of America

Op-Ed Columnist of The New York Times, Roger Cohen, writes about the the spirit of America in an attempt to define what America is.

The End of Nortopia?

1 aug 2012 | Bernd Henningsen
Right-wing populism in Europe is, 66 years after the military defeat of Fascism and National Socialism, again a political reality.

The Olympic Contradiction

30 jul 2012 | Magma
The Olympics are a peaceful celebration of our warlike nature writes, the op-ed columnist David Brooks from The New Yorks Times.