Other stories matter

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
Other stories matter

It is Friday morning, and I am listening to yet another debate on the radio about the immigrant generation that…

“Occasionally I dream in Danish and wake up exhausted from the sheer effort”

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
“Occasionally I dream in Danish and wake up exhausted from the sheer effort”

Am I right in thinking you’ve got Danish heritage? My father came from Aalborg. He spoke perfect English with a…

“We need to stop talking so much about ethnicity”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Features | No Comments
“We need to stop talking so much about ethnicity”

To some Danes, being born in Denmark isn’t enough to make you Danish. High school student Jens Philip Yazdani discovered…

Bertel Haarder’s project to preserve Denmark’s spirit

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Features, News | No Comments
Bertel Haarder’s project to preserve Denmark’s  spirit

Bertel Haarder peels an apple with a pocketknife. He cuts out the core, separates the flesh into eight pieces and…

“I will not defend myself from the tyranny of Danishness”

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Commentary | No Comments
“I will not defend myself from the tyranny of Danishness”

I have said yes to writing this piece in order to say no. No to answering the most ubiquitous question…

LEADER: Enough with the Danishness debate, lets talk about good citizenship instead

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Commentary | No Comments
LEADER: Enough with the Danishness debate, lets talk about good citizenship instead

Last month, on the DR2 programme Debatten (The Debate), MP Martin Henriksen cast doubt on the Danishness of high school…

What does it mean to be Danish?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in News | No Comments
What does it mean to be Danish?

Defining Danish identity Immigrants wanting to become more Danish can use some core values to guide them, argues the Culture…