Dag Herbjørnsrud

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Dag Herbjørnsrud (born 11 January 1971) is a Norwegian historian of ideas and founder of Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas (Senter for global og komparativ idéhistorie, SGOKI) in Oslo. He has been the editor-in-chief of the Norwegian weekly left-wing news magazine Ny Tid in 2005-06 and from 2008 to 2015, and a reporter for the conservative newspaper Aftenposten from 1995 to 2005.[1][2]

He is the son of writer Hans Herbjørnsrud and historian Anna Tranberg, and graduated from West County High School, Missouri, in 1989. From 1991 to 1994, Dag Herbjørnsrud studied political science at the University of Oslo.[3] He graduated as cand. philol. of history of ideas in 2002 with an English-language thesis on the later philosophy of Robert Nozick titled Leaving Libertarianism: Social Ties in Robert Nozick's New Philosophy.[4] In the thesis, Herbjørnsrud argued that Nozick left libertarianism in his later years.[4] In a 2005 interview with the Norwegian liberal-conservative periodical Minerva, Herbjørnsrud stated that Nozick advocated the welfare state, and that Anarchy, State, and Utopia is not representative for Nozick's writings.[5]

He is a former political columnist for Al-Jazeera's English website and former journalist and commentator in the newspaper Morgenbladet (1993–1995).[1][6]


In cooperation with Stian Bromark he has written three non-fiction books in Norwegian:[7]

  • Blanke løgner, skitne sannheter (Blatant Lies, Dirty Truths) (Tiden, 2002)
  • Frykten for Amerika (The Fear of America) (Tiden, 2003)
  • Norge - et lite stykke verdenshistorie (Norway - A Small Piece of World History) (Cappelen, 2005)


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  1. ^ a b "Herbjørnsrud ny Ny Tid-redaktør" [Herbjørnsrud new editor-in-chief]. Ukeavisen Ledelse (in Norwegian). 1 February 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Dåstøl, Astrid (1 February 2008). "Ny redaktør i Ny Tid" [New editor-in-chief in Ny Tid]. Vårt Land (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 January 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "About Dag Herbjørnsrud". The Thinker Site. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/25070
  5. ^ "Den ukjente Robert Nozick" [The unknown Robert Nozick]. Minerva (in Norwegian). 20 September 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Holen, Øyvind (29 October 2004). "Skriver for Al-Jazeera" [Writes for Al-Jazeera]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dag Herbjørnsrud". Cappelen Damm. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 

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