Sweden celebrates 500 years

Today Sweden celebrates its 500th anniversary. It is 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden on June 6 at the national assembly in Strängnäs. Then and there, Sweden became independent and has been so ever since. That’s why our macronational neighbors celebrate Sweden’s National Day on June 6 yearly. This year there’s […]

An Apology is Historyless

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands recently joined the ranks of countries that publicly apologized for their part in the ancient slave trade. At first sight, it may seem sympathetic. But the pattern surrounding the incident is full of confusion and cynicism. In the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter*, Amat Levin now demands in a […]

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