Pål Steigan

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Pål Steigan
Pål Steigan at Parkteateret.jpg
Pål Steigan lecturing at Parkteateret during the seminar about the author Tron Øgrim in December 2007
Leader of the Workers' Communist Party
In office
Personal details
Born (1949-05-31) 31 May 1949 (age 65)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Workers' Communist Party
Residence Oslo, Norway
Alma mater Economics
Profession Politician

Pål Steigan (born 31 May 1949, Oslo) is a Norwegian communist and a former leader of the Maoist Workers' Communist Party (in Norwegian: Arbeidernes Kommunistparti, AKP) from 1975 to 1984[1] and a writer, later an editor. He now[when?] runs his own firm, working with culture and ICT. During his term as leader of the AKP, Steigan traveled to several countries ruled by communists, such as China, Czechoslovakia, Albania and Cambodia (Democratic Kampuchea). In 1975, during his visit in Cambodia, he met the dictator Pol Pot, and supported that regime after his visit. Later, he admitted that supporting the totalitarian Khmer Rouge's regime was a mistake.


His memoirs, En folkefiende (a public enemy) will be released in 2013.[2]

Steigan, Pål, Veiskille : finnes det noen vei ut av miljøkrisa? Oktober Forlag, Oslo, 1990, 244 s.