Poor work ethic
In a report, 29 March 2007, strikes Whitney stated that Norway's abundance of oil revenues contribute to a "dependency culture which is reflected in a
lower work ethic. "
Moreover, the ambassador said that the Norwegians have problems coping with criticism, and we believe that those who disagree with us are morally
The thousand years of peace came with a buffer, and a price that others had to pay, he writes, before he thunders on:
- Sometimes Norwegian leaders be so confident they are right in their case, that they are unable to understand that like-minded leaders can think
differently, he writes.
- If they fail with their policies, does not it seem to weaken their faith in their own goals, and they often blame the fiasco that other countries
did not follow Norway's example, he writes.
Criticising Hamsun honor
The Americans thought last year's celebration of "Nazi Hamsun, " says a lot about the Norwegians.
The embassy could not understand that Norway would celebrate Hamsun anniversary last year.
- Although we do not believe that Hamsun year in any way express a growing anti-Semitism, it is revealing when it comes to show the lack of
understanding of non-ethnic Norwegian regard to race, integration, religious tolerance and similar themes, writes Embassy 7 . last August.
They show little understanding of the Nazi sympathy darn Hamsun, who gave his Nobel Prize in Literature to Adolf Hitler, to be honored by the state,
and refers the broad criticism of Norway received from abroad.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs underlined that Hamsun honor because of his literary achievements, misunderstand the point of criticism that has come -
which is that an enthusiastic Nazi not to be comprehensive and publicly honored at all, regardless of their other achievements, shut embassy fixed.
(visit the link for the full news article)