Mette Frederiksen on CNN

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour yesterday. Frederiksen was in New Delhi on a state visit to India; Amanpour was back in CNN’s Atlanta studio. The 13-minute interview was ostensibly about the climate, and most of it was. Berlingske chose to focus on Amanpour’s having ambushed Frederiksen with an immigration question:…

Disenchanted

Joe Biden addressed the UN General Assembly yesterday and Danish reactions were mixed. Over at Berlingske, Mikkel Danielsen seems almost ready to call bullshit on the American president, but obviously can’t, so he does the next best thing: he compares him to Trump. He cites EU President Charles Michel: With Trump it was at least…

Forgiveness & Responsibility

NOTE: AmerikanskeTilstande will be on vacation for the rest of July. Posts will be published, but on a much more sporadic basis. I always said there’d be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done. Actually that was Kenny Rogers. What I said (and wrote) repeatedly was that whenever we reached the end of the…

One Year Down

A year ago today, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen got on television and shut Denmark down. After a long and wearying preamble expressing all the dangers represented by the Wuhan virus, and the importance of all of working together to protect ourselves and each other, she said: It is therefore the authorities’ recommendation that we close…

The Boomerang Principle

“What you do to your adversaries today, they will do to you tomorrow.” It’s such a simple maxim, and so obviously true, and so easily observable in every sphere of human affairs, and at every level of the animal kingdom, that one would expect it to have been said in a thousand different languages across…

F*ck Your Humanity

“State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters,” Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. “Coldly it tells lies too; and this lie crawls out of its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’ That is a lie!” The modern democratic republics of the west were, almost without exception, baptized with horrors….