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Alfa
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006, 01:18 PM
The major danish cultural-radical newspaper Politiken has made a comparison on the number of publications (books, movies...) per capita per year between the countries of the world.
It turns out, that the nordic countries (Iceland, Finland and the scandinavian "core") supersede others by far.

http://www.politiken.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=431617

Not many details are given in the article, and I miss explicit statistics for a range of countries for my own comparison. Just one example gives us a hint of the scale of "superiority" (on a european level): Denmark produce about as many publications in total per year as Germany, England and France put together.
That sounds amazing as such. Of cause, to make any judgements on 'cultural elitism' it should primarily be considered what quality these publications are of, not the quantity. This is something the article doesn't touch upon why it appears rather sensationalistic.

For the regular readers of danish newspapers it is worth noticing, that the article is from Politiken. That is a bit surprising considering the newspaper's usual hatred towards everything the danish pride themselves of (that at the same time doesn't advocate multiculturalism and globalism though). This article on the other hand is uncaracteristically ethnocentric...

Jekatrina
Thursday, January 26th, 2006, 02:15 PM
This is interesting. Well, after all, the citizens in Scandinavia (+ Iceland and Finland) are indeed very equal in comparision to e.g. USA. I don't think that it has anything to do with quantity over quality here, I do think we are "kultureliten".

a. b.
Monday, April 17th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Ubrugelig undersøgelse. Det er ikke det indtryk, jeg har af Danmark, at I på nogen måde skulle være, øh, 'mere kulturelle' eller hvordan man nu kan vende det, deroppe. Om noget er I mere oppe på beatet, med på noderne, og så videre, og det er selvfølgelig noget negativt. :D

Cole Nidray
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006, 12:19 AM
John Charles Griffith's "Modern Iceland" was published in 1969 and contains the fact that Icelanders read five times the amount of books Britons do.

óðinn
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006, 09:44 PM
Ubrugelig undersøgelse. Det er ikke det indtryk, jeg har af Danmark, at I på nogen måde skulle være, øh, 'mere kulturelle' eller hvordan man nu kan vende det, deroppe. Om noget er I mere oppe på beatet, med på noderne, og så videre, og det er selvfølgelig noget negativt. :D



Samma gäller mig, jag tror inte heller att vi är mer kulturella snarare elakare och vildare.;) Och kanske svinaktigare i någon mån, men det är ju inte negativt. Det vore ju positivt om vi vore svinaktiga nog att kasta ut främmande som vi själv har släppt in.:D:thumbup

Alfa
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Samma gäller mig, jag tror inte heller att vi är mer kulturella snarare elakare och vildare.;) Och kanske svinaktigare i någon mån, men det är ju inte negativt.
Hvad har det, at vi skulle være særligt vilde og svinagtige, at gøre med at skrive mange bøger??? Det går mig fuldstændigt forbi. Du skylder at give en nærmere forklaring på så provokerende en påstand, og forklare hvad du lægger i dine smileys, som åbenbart skal gøre indlægget muntert. Umiddelbart lyder det jo som kulturradikalt selvhad.

Ahren_
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006, 03:42 AM
John Charles Griffith's "Modern Iceland" was published in 1969 and contains the fact that Icelanders read five times the amount of books Britons do.

During the Fall and Winter seasons, Icelandic weather is harsh and the days are shortened, leaving the people no choice but to retreat indoors where they probably read more due to the lack of alternative means of stimulation.

Digitalseal
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006, 08:01 AM
And soon the multicultural elite of the world, if they continue in their current direction.