About the book
What happens to a country which doesn’t understand itself or its history any longer? Carl–Henning Wijkmark is very much a critic – and a much admired one – of contemporary culture, but he doesn’t stop there. In his new collection of essays he puts forth alternatives to today’s all too easily digested fare: classical authors, deeper political reflection. A sort of radical humanist culture criticism is ever–present in all of Wijkmark’s texts, regardless of the subject.