The Suggestible Truth
From the 1980s onwards, the theory of repressed memories gained a prominent place in the academic world. Today, the theory is on the verge of extinction, but its harmful effects are still visible in society.
Education as Politics
Sweden has, since the 1960s, invested huge sums in educational research. Hundreds of education professors and thousands of scientific papers have not led to improved school performance, but have rather had the opposite effect.
When Race Was the Word on Everyone’s Lips
Ninety years ago, The National Institute for Eugenics was founded. At the time, the subject was perceived as a modern, statistically grounded and comprehensive science that promised financial gain, as it could create a healthier nation, empty the mental hospitals and perhaps even lead to better morals.