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Sweden's Dark Soul: The Unravelling of a Utopia (Hardback)
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Sweden's Dark Soul: The Unravelling of a Utopia (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 22/11/2018
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Reporter Chang Frick grew up dark-haired in a nation of blonds. Ostracised as a child, in adulthood he set out to expose the hypocrisy of Swedish society. When he revealed the cover-up of mass sexual assaults on teen girls at a 2015 music festival, he provoked a chain reaction that rattled the nation. Sweden's elites shirked responsibility and rushed to discredit him. Although Sweden boasts the world's oldest free press, its history of homogeneity and social engineering has created a culture where few dare dissent from consensus, those who do are driven to extremes, and there is no place for outsiders-even those who conform. In this groundbreaking book, investigative journalist Kajsa Norman turns her fearless gaze on the oppressive forces at the heart of Sweden's 'model democracy'. Weaving the history of its social politics with the stories of Frick and other outcasts, Norman exposes the darkness in the Swedish soul.

Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787380097
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'What happens to a society when national virtue-seeking becomes institutionalised, and the country's image and ideology become more important than its individuals? What happens to national debates when the media ceases to publish stories deemed too controversial? Sweden's Dark Soul is not a comfortable read, but it is an important one.' -- Sigrid Rausing, publisher and editor of Granta
'[Kajsa Norman offers] fresh perspectives on what the world is really like.'
Sweden is often held up as a thriving, rich democracy that other nations aspire to replicate. Weaving together history with fascinating personal narratives, Kajsa Norman shines a light into the hidden darkness lurking at the edges of Swedish society and the oppressive groupthink that threatens to eclipse its enduring brightness. -- Brian Klaas, University College London, author of 'The Despot's Apprentice'

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