In Our Country 11.February, we could read that Knut Arild Hareide is going "to the attacks on the Civita".
"It is important that not KrFs ideological schooling happens in Civita", said Hareide, who according to the newspaper "went hard out against Civita". He and others on the "red" since in His opinion supposedly that Civita has "affected the KrFs choices", because skoleringen in Civita't "see the christian democratic perspective", and because we have an agenda that is not completely in line with the KrFs". Hareide regret that he has not contributed to more schooling internally in the party.
In a comment in the Newspaper 13. February ask Marie Simonsen is why I not only say "thank you and amen" to this and why I try to "tone down that Civita driver of ideological influence".
I shall explain why.
Civita is a liberal tankesmie. My colleagues and I give the expressions for the (often different) attitudes and opinions when we release publications, key posts, holds lectures and participates in debates. If someone agrees with us or uses our ideas and suggestions, think we it's fine.Hareide lost to Kristin Clemets think tank Comment
But we also have a comprehensive course - and seminarvirksomhet, or schooling, that Hareide call it. And of course we use not the to prakke specific opinions on the students. It can perhaps be compared with a academic attending with their own opinions in the social debate, but at the same time makes sure that the lectures he holds are professional trustworthy and balanced.
our courses and seminars participate the people from all the political parties – over time about the extent to which the party size would indicate. There are also many who do not have any party politics background. The presenters are, besides the students themselves, academics, experts and politicians, which also covers the whole of the political spectrum.
This, it is important for us to get out of the respect to our and kursdeltakernes integrity.
I did not look away from that Hareide and Simonsen blends together skoleringsvirksomheten our with other activities. We have in fact also, after their own desire, a meeting place for the four non-socialist ungdomspartiene. But here is there is no ideological schooling. Tankesmien Agenda has a similar forum, and the KrFU also participate there.
Marie Simonsen repeat , moreover, a speculation that was reported in Our Country, that I, the closest of the tactical reasons, wish me a specific Christian democratic Party, which is small, verdikonservativt and bigoted. Of course, this is just nonsense. It is not up to me to decide what This should be. But since I once was invited to write what I thought about it, in a book that was published in memory of Jon Lilletun, I'll say that I thought on the contrary.We would strongly warn against a clampdown on pappapermen Leader
Simonsen try to draw a sharp distinction between what it is to be kristendemokrat and it to be bourgeois. And she has indirectly right in that the leading people in the Sector are keen to highlight this distinction. But that there is a relationship between european conservatism and kristendemokrati, or that kristendemokratiet is a bourgeois ideology, is probably also a fairly common opinion. KrFs Erik Lunde, who is the leader in Kristendemokratisk Forum, and who has published the book "Kristendemokrati: A defense of the imperfect society", believes that the Sector can collaborate, both to the right and the left, but that "it is obvious that kristendemokratiet is a bourgeois ideology".
Anyway, this is not a sight we prakker on our students. They get presented different perspectives, and they can think for themselves.
finally: It is of course impossible to say for sure whether the Civita has affected KrFs choices – just as it is impossible to say whether Marie Simonsen has done it. But if Hareide first will point to environments or actors outside the Sector that may have affected veivalget, so he may not stick with to see in Civita. It must, for example, be appropriate to remind you that Knut Arild Hareides longtime deputy, Dagrun Eriksen, member of the board of directors in tankesmien Agenda, that Hareides closest adviser came from the Agenda, and that Agenda was very active in supporting the Hareides line. In addition, there is a tankesmie called Creativity, and that is "inspired by the Bible's basic values and classical christian thought", and many other actors, who might have had a certain influence.
For so it is with politics: Parties, neither can or should close the inside. It is very positive if Sector betting more on the internal schooling. But my recommendation is that those who will, continue to seek inspiration and knowledge outside the party.