Good Sweden, Bad Sweden in the news

To win votes at home, Swedish politicians must discuss Sweden abroad

When Steve Bannon visits Sweden in the spring – if indeed he does – he will presumably hole up in a Stockholm hotel to receive like-minded anti-establishment conservatives and plot Trumpian tumult in northern Europe. 

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Listen: Can a country like Sweden control its reputation?

When Stefan Löfven met Donald Trump, the image of Sweden abroad was once again in the spotlight. This report from the Sveriges Radio show Godmorgon, världen! explores whether it's really possible to define the reputation of a small country like Sweden. 

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How Sweden Became a Symbol

For an event at which the main attraction was the presence of not one but two heirs to European thrones, the security at Stockholm’s Fotografiska museum was distinctly low-key. Distinctly Swedish, you might say.

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Interview: "Sweden is like a faked heaven and hell"

Paul Rapacioli interviewed by Dagens Nyheter about the myths about Sweden that have been spread around the world.

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Svenska Dagbladet Review: Fake news as a political weapon

"Paul Rapacioli's book 'Good Sweden, Bad Sweden' (Volante) is an interesting study which combines an analysis of radical rightwing propaganda against the image of Sweden as a harmonic and successful nation with an exploration of the opportunities provided by the internet to quickly and effectively spread fake news..."

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