SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 6 2006
Sailing to Siberia
In May 1946 17 year old Tage Söderström and a friend started
sailing from Helsinki to Stockholm. They passed Porkkala Bay close to
Helsinki and didn't think of the fact that Porkkala at that time was a
Soviet naval base. The trip that was planned for Stockholm ended in Siberia
where Söderström stayed several years in the GuLag of Stalin.
Today Mr Söderström is retired an lives in Stockholm. He tells
Contra "all about it".
Leo Strauss –
by Bertil Häggman
The German-Jewish professor Leo Strauss (1899–1973) has in the
beginning of the 21st century been more highly esteemed as a philosopher
than before. To go deeper into the thinkings of Mr Strauss there is a
new bibliography: Leo Strauss and His Legacy – A Bibliography. It
comprises 15,000 titles (books and magazines) by 800 authors from 1921
to 2005. Bertil Häggman discusses the work of Mr Strauss.
Climate hysteria – science or humbug
by C G Holm
The climate has moved into focus of public debate and the campaigns are
very tough – and onesided. Contra does not claim to know the full
scientific truth, in opposite to the campaigners that claim that they
will ”save the world”, in spite of the fact that they do not
know if there actually is a crisis, and if so, what is the proper thing
to do about it. Before billions and billions are invested of the limited
resources of mankind it is reasonable ta take time for reflection. Not
least as solutions suggested would move us into a society with restrictions
and controls hardly experienced before. We do not give a full analysis
of the climate development, but we give the opposite views that you will
not see in major media. We leave to the reader to make his or her own
Milton Friedman RIP
A discussion with the Nobel Prize Laureate on Free to Choose
Nobel Prize Laureate Milton Friedman died November 16 2006. Contra has
during the years many times looked into the works of Professor Friedman.
In this issue we publish a transcript of a discussion between Hillsdale
College president Larry Arnn and Milton Friedman. The discussion was held
at a panel May 22 2006 in connection with the 25th anniversary of the
publishing of the boook "Free to Choose", written by Milton
and Rose Friedman. (We also publish a copy of a handwritten letter from
Professor Friedman positively commenting on Contra magazine).
Golda Meir created a land
by Tomas Ibsen Göransson
Golda Meir was not only a politician who dared to stand up for what
she thought was right. She was also a fantastic woman starting as a poor
Ukrainian Jew at the bottom of society and moving up to Prime Minister
in the only Jewish country in the world. In here autobiography My Life
she tells about her career, her private life and the history of Israel.
Philip Agee – leftist icon on the sliding plane
by Tommy Hansson
Who remembers the leftist hero of the 1970s Philip Agee? The defector
from the CIA who disclosed a lot of secrets in his thick book which was
published in 27 languages. He revealed the names and/or codenames of a
total of 250 CIA employess. Contra looks at the treacherous activities
of Mr Agee, who now lives in Cuba.