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What Makes Scandinavia Different?

There’s a reason the Scandinavian welfare states are still the envy of many across the world. Even decades into a neoliberal project to reform them, …

Political Science

Sweden: Anger mounts over anti-begging campaign

<b>There has been an angry reaction to anti-begging adverts which have been plastered across walls on Stockholm's underground system.</b><p>The adverts, created by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party, apologise to tourists visiting the Swedish capital for the "mess", the Aftonbladet newspaper …

Europe

Why Is Cardamom Scandinavia's Favorite Spice?

If I had to choose one spice that sums up Swedish baking, it's definitely cardamom. Some of the most classic fika recipes involve cardamom in some …

Why Scandinavian schools are superior (and what we can learn)

Nordic schools (Finland included) captivate American educators. What makes them so strong?<p>Thirty-five years ago, back when most schools around the …

Education

Why even Scandinavia is moving to the right

The fall of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Scandinavia’s move to the right.<p>Another week, another setback for social democracy in Europe. …

Europe