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They adapted to these conditions, they had the will to live.

- Samuel Rachlin

An amazing man, an amazing story

In this conversation, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Samuel Rachlin whose illustrious career includes: his time at the World Bank in DC as spokesman and media advisor, DR correspondent Moscow (1977-1984), TV2 correspondent in Washington (1990-1995), TV2’s first News Anchor, Head of communications at Saxo Bank, columnist at Berlingske, and author of books including  “Mig og Stalin”, "Fra Sibirien til Rødovre", "Jeg, Putin”, “In the Fog of The Cold War”, "Håndværk og Livsværk” (Also in English: "A Life Well Crafted”) and most recently, "Folket og magten - Populisme og den nye verdensorden”.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we explore a variety of subjects including Samuel and his family’s incredible journey from a Siberian gulag to Denmark, breaking into a homogenous society, populism and the new world order, and the task of millennials to shape the future of the world.

Episode Takeaways

  • From Siberia to Rødovre [02:12]

  • How Samuel ended up in Siberia [06:20]

  • Globalists or not [12:34]

  • Arrival to Denmark [16:52]

  • Lessons from parents’ journey [21:42]

  • The influence of the past in integrating into Danish society [35:40]

  • Samuel’s new book, “People and the Power - Populism in the New World” [38:55]

  • What a populist is [41:13]

  • How to move away from populism [46:28]