Too Many Mangoes

Modern Times

I just got hold of Dylan’s new record, Modern Times, thanks to … errr … my connections in the record industry. Three days early, the

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Naked Punch

Naked Punch is a journal of criticism, philosophy and art, run by a small group of young, and youngish, intellectuals. Unusually they manage to get

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Finally: transgression

I always wanted to give a course on “transgression” — a key social science concept too often ignored in the mainstream discourse. Of course I

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My government

OK, now I’m really going to blow my left-wing credentials. Sweden has a new government, it’s a conservative one. Friends around the world send emails

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Articles , schmarticles

Here are two articles I just finished. Academic style — with footnotes and everything. The first one, “Empowerment among Nations,” is going into a volume

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Mid-term elections

The mid-term elections in the US are upon us. Btw, isn’t it about time Iraqis were given a right to vote in American elections? After

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Payback time

The results of the American mid-term election are now in. The House is in the hands of the Democrats, the Senate too, Rumsfeld is leaving,

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