SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 2 2008
The threat is coming from the East – now as then
by Tommy Hansson
After the end of the Cold War the Swedish defence has been dismantled. This
has been very obvious after the defence plan of the year 2000, which included
a disarmament of uncomparable magnitude. The consequence of the plan has
been the practical elimination of conscription as well as a full dismounting
of defence against a foreign invasion. Our country is open to threats, aggression
and military pressure. The article compares the present defence structure
with the defence based on conscription during the 20th century.
When the moslems conquered India
by C G Holm
When the moslems conquered Arabia and the Levant they showed no mercy
for those who did not convert to the new faith, although minor Jewish
and Christian communities survived. Muhammad himself had proclaimed (or
rather forwarded the message of Allah) that defeated infidels should have
the choice between execution and conversion. Jews and Christians had,
however, certain priviliges. If they paid the special tax for infidels,
jizyah, their lives were spared.
In spite of the fact that India had no Jews and very few Christians, the
hindus fought back and the hindu culture survived during 500 years of
moslem rule (the 13th to the 17th centuries)
The intellectual giant Friedrich von Hayek
by Fredrik Runebert
Friedrich A. Hayek (1899–1992) was, together with Gunnar Myrdal,
awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1974. He was a scholar in many
academic fields and his works are signified by an interdisciplinary approach.
He was one of the greatest economists of our time and one of the portal
figures for economic libertarianism.
Do not underestimate Hillary Clinton
by Tommy Hansson
Irrespective of who wins the Democratic nomination for President this
year, Hillary Clinton will be a political force that must be seen as extremely
important for US policies. The reason for this is her irrespressible purposefulness
if not ruthlessnes. Against her speaks her many political opponents as
well as her impopularity in large parts of the society.
”We need many more Muhammad cartoons”
Per Gudmundson speaks at the Sweden–Israel Society
There are three types of islamists, jihadists, nationalists and legalists.
Per Gudmundson editorial writer at the national daily Svenska Dagbladet
and one of Sweden’s foremost experts on islamism, said at a meeting
with the Sweden–Israel Society. He concluded that there were some
1,500 extreme islamists in Sweden, but at the same time claimed that the
risk for major terror attacks in Sweden is limited.
The thirties once again?
by Magnus Ivarsson
You certainly have heard about the merry thirties. People sang and danced.
You lived in the best of worlds. World War I had ended. Hardly anyone
saw the threats that were emerging in the form of Lenin and Stalin. Nor
Hitler, who later learned from these abysmal figures. The threats came
from the leading countries of Europe. Russia, rich and once called the
granary of Europe with an affluent middle class and a flowering culture.
Germany was regarded as a country of poets and philosophers. Totalirainsm
thrived and it detsroyed these countries. And the world was almost detsroyed
too in this process.