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The Culture of Consensus

The Culture of Consensus


In the shadow of the future

The Danish journalist Mikael Jalving calls Sweden the country of silence. Sydsvenskan's Per Svensson disagrees. Johan Lundberg leads a discussion on national consensus and taboos.

The other side of consensus

A society in which conflict avoidance is a virtue is a weak society with no moral integrity. We bow to the strongest winds of the moment, and will do anything to avoid challenging them.

Pippi and Sweden’s specificity

Collectivist Sweden combines a strong state with extreme individualism. That is why capitalism works well in our country.

The Country of Cooperation

The downsides of the Swedish culture of consensus culture are a lack of vision and a certain uniformity. But its advantages are greater: openness to others' arguments and the majority's respect for the minority.