Solveig Torvik, a native of Norway, is a former newspaper reporter, editor, columnist, editorial writer and Washington, D.C., political correspondent. She is the author of Nikolai's Fortune, an historical novel based on the lives of four generations of women in her family in Finland, Norway and Idaho published by University of Washington Press in Seattle and Minerva Press in Helsinki, Finland.
The World's Best Place Norway and the Norwegians
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By Solveig Torvik
Published: January 30, 2010.
The United Nations says Norway is the world's best place to live. So what's it like to live there? Who are these people, and what are their civic and cultural values? An unblinking look at celebrated, and uncelebrated, aspects of this paradoxical socialist welfare state by a Norwegian-American journalist.
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