Richard Orange

Richard W Orange is a British freelance journalist based in Sweden, whose work has appeared in publications including The Telegraph, The Observer and Prospect magazine. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in India and Kazakhstan, and as a business reporter in London. He lives in Malmö.

Written by Richard Orange

From The Moomins and the Great Flood (1945) by Tove Jansson. ©Moomin Characters™

Stories and literature
Pippi and the Moomins

The antics in postwar Nordic children’s books left propaganda and prudery behind. We need this madcap spirit more than ever

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Photo courtesy Johan Bävman from his series ‘Swedish Dads’

Family life
Latte pappas

Sweden’s hands-on dads represent an alternative male form forged by lowered testosterone and the potent hormones of attachment

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Portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1766 by Allan Ramsey. National Gallery of Scotland. Photo by Wikimedia

Cognition and intelligence
Did Rousseau have ADHD?

Rousseau’s non-linear style of thought, restless spirit and chaotic mood swings also made him one of history’s greats

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