Salt (Swedish magazine)

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  • Per-Olof Bolander
  • Jonas De Geer
  • Åsa Ljungquist
CategoriesPolitical magazine
FrequencyThree or four times per year
First issueOctober 1999
Final issue2002

Salt was a conservative and controversial political magazine which appeared from 1999 to 2002 in Sweden. It was closed due to the condemnation of its anti-semitic and anti-immigrant leaning. The magazine is cited as an example of anti-semitism in the conservative ideology.[1]

History and profile

Salt was launched in 1999 and billed itself as an extremely conservative publication.[1] The first issue appeared in October 1999 in which Jonas De Geer and Per-Olof Bolander described the magazine as follows: "It will not be like other publications and will not support the dominant left-liberal propaganda in Sweden. Instead, it will criticize the dominant ideologies of today, feminism and multiculturalism. We are cultural conservatives and defend traditional Swedish and Western values."[2][3] Salt came out three or four times a year.[3] From its start in 1999 to 2001 the magazine was headquartered in Stockholm.[3] Then its editorial office was moved to Gothenburg.[3]

Jonas De Geer and Per-Olof Bolander coedited the magazine in 1999 and between 2001 and 2002.[3] Jonas De Geer, Per-Olof Bolander and Åsa Ljungquist were the editors-in-chief for the issues 3–5 which were published in 2000.[3] The sixth issue dated 2000 was edited by Jonas De Geer.[3] Its contributors were conservative Swedish intellectuals and academics.[1] The magazine published articles which opposed the Holocaust and the migration to Sweden.[1] These articles caused discussions about whether or not the magazine was a racist publication.[4] As a result, common negative reactions occurred in the Swedish mass media which led to the closure of Salt in 2002.[1]


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  2. ^ "Samtidsmagasinet Salt #1". (in Swedish).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Nyckeltitel: Samtidsmagasinet Salt" (in Swedish). Libris.
  4. ^ Maria Östling (29 May 2001). "Samtidsmagasinet Salt". (in Swedish).