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A Viking View

Tuesday, December 17 2002

The Art of Speed

A Norwegian film critic pointed out that film is the first form of art that is entirely capitalistic; invented in order to make money.


Wednesday, October 2 2002

Toward a Critical Nationalism

A critical nationalist emphasizes the limitations of nationalism; she thinks that the rights of nations are usually overridden by the rights of individuals and universal human rights.


Wednesday, July 24 2002

Northerns and Westerns

Both the Northerns and the Westerns tend to have an outlaw as their main protagonist . . .


Wednesday, June 5 2002

The Thinker and the Rapper: Shusterman on Popular Culture

The beatnik has beaten the highbrow, the rapper has rapped the thinker.


Wednesday, March 27 2002

The Victory of Visuality

. . .(T)oday we 'worship' visuality as we sit reverently at the feet of Ódinn's throne, watching the whole world on a super-wide TV-screen.


Wednesday, January 30 2002

The Myth of Europe

When it comes to national identities, a Frenchman stands to a Portuguese like an American to a Mexican.


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