Tag: America

Greenland in squeeze between Denmark and US

By Mikael Hertig Master of Political Science Nuuk Greenland       Geography seems important   The US-Danish relationship When it comes to real war situations, geography is of great importance. Through WW2, Greenland formally continued as a Danish Colony. However, Denmark was unable to supply the Greenlanders with food and other necessary commodities. Denmark was occupied, and the long…

Saliency, ‘bullshit artism’ and political agenda setting

    By Mikael Hertig Master of Political Science Both in Europe and America we have experienced a growth in manipulative behavior. It is often described of a ‘postfactual’ period indicating that truth too often is ignored (whatever truth means). Manipulation has always been embedded in politics. The term ‘Saliency’  was introduced to me at an early stage. [Robert E…