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OBS! was a biweekly conservative business and cultural magazine which also contained a significant political content. The magazine existed between 1944 and 1955 and was headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
History and profile
OBS! was established by a group of Swedish journalists, including Arvid Fredborg, Th Åke Leissner and Gunnar Unger, in 1944 with the financial assistance of the International Freedom Academy based in
The covers of the magazine contained caricatures of the leading politicians, movie stars and other well-known personalities. The magazine featured economy-oriented articles, but its political content was much more prominent. The editor of OBS!, Gunnar Unger, described the magazine as an "avantgarde organ in the anti-socialist propaganda." The magazine frequently criticised the social democrat policies and supported the development of the Swedish industry.
Following the first year OBS! sold 20,000-25,000 copies. The financial assistance of the International Freedom Academy continued until 1953. Then, the magazine was financed by businessmen until its demise in 1955.
OBS! has inspired various conservative magazines one of which is Contra.
- ^ a b c d "Tidskriften OBS!". Ola Larsmo (in Swedish). 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
The text cited was oiginally published in Stiftelsens Torgnys Segerstedt's memory yearbook 2008
- ^ S2CID 150078824.
- ^ ISBN 978-91-7731-180-5.
- ^ "'Landscape' by Ove Dahlstrand". Gallery Midlandia. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
- ^ Tommy Hansson (2003). "Arvid Fredborg – conservative anti-nazi activist". Contra. No. 1. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
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- Magazines established in 1944
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