Scandinavian Review

Magazine covers all aspects of life in contemporary Scandinavia emphasizing art and design, industrial development, business, political, economic, and social issues.

Articles from Vol. 98, No. 1, Spring

A Centennial CHRONICLE 1911-2011
THROUGH THE YEARS WITH THE MANY PERSONALITIES AND EVENTS THAT HAVE LED TO THE 100-YEAR SUCCESS OF THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATIONIN THE WORLD1911Norway's Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, the Andean village of Machu Picchu...
A Note from the Publisher
An anniversary offers pause for reflection, assessment, even celebration. These reactions increase in intensity with the number of anniversaries that occur for the same event. The further back we reflect the more we learn and appreciate and the more...
Excerpts from My Last Seventy Years
Back in 1956, ASF's "grand old man" (16 yean as secretaiy ana 20 as president) wrote a memoir entitled My Last Seventy Years. In a series of fascinating essays be described the many Scandinavian places he had vinted and the memorable people he had ?net...
Foundation Patrons and Officers 1911-2011
PATRONSDenmark1912-1947 His Majesty King Christian X1947-1972 His Majesty King Frederik IX1972-present Her Majesty Queen Margrethe IINorway1912-1958 His Majesty King Haakon VII1958-1990 His Majesty King Olav V1991-present His Majesty King Harald VSweden1912-1950...
The Self-Remade Man
If you never heard of Sveinn Kristjan Bjarnarson, Holger Cahill didn't want to hear of him either.IT IS THE CLASSIC STORY, THE KIND AMERICAN CHAUVINISTS like to point to as evidence that Horatio Alger exists within all of us if we have the enterprise...
The Story of the American-Scandinavian Foundation
A number of factors prevailing at the onset of the 20th century created a natural spawning ground for the creation of idealistic organizations. Earlier, bodies devoted to binational or international cultural cooperation were almost non-existent. However,...
They Came to Play
Major League baseball's Scandinavians haven't been Hall of Fame level, but they have been . . . well, Scandinavians.THE MOST SINGULAR PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF professional baseball was a pitcher named Ed Porray. Ed wasn't much of a pitcher and he didn't...
What's in a (Nordic) Name?
When naming a child in America, anything goes. In Scandinavia, you may be surprised to learn, the state has a say in what parents may call their offspring.AMERICANS ARE ACCUSTOMED TO GIVING THEIR CHILDREN whatever names that strike their fancy. A child's...