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Oslo Killer Posted On My Site

How did this worldview of war, death and destruction arise in my peaceful, beloved country of Norway? What is the relationship between a demonizing political debate and violence? Are regulations, laws or a stricter editorial policies part of the solution? After the excruciating, but …

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Written by Nils August Andresen on Tuesday July 26, 2011

Text Messages From a Massacre

The BBC reports this haunting exchange between a mother and her 16-year-old daughter on the island of the Norway shooting massacre: Julie: Mummy, tell the police that they must be quick. People are dying here! Mum: I'm working on it, Julie. The police are on their way. Dare you …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday July 26, 2011

Is Breivick an Anarchist?

Some in the media have leapt to identifying Anders Breivick's ideology as "libertarian," and as a Norwegian branch of the Tea Party. In truth, Breivick should be described as an anarchist. Anarchism is not the same thing as libertarianism. Libertarianism aims to maximize every individual's …

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Written by Waller Newell on Monday July 25, 2011

Norwegian Bomber Strived to be a White Supremacist Martyr

In the  National Post , Jon Kay claims that Anders Behring Breivick, the 32-year-old Norwegian bomber, copied much of his manifesto from the provocative 1978 novel, The Turner Diaries , which was written by a white supremacist promoting the extermination of Jews and non-whites. Breivik's …

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Written by Nicole Glass on Monday July 25, 2011

Norway and the Global War on Terror

The terrible crime in Norway appears confirmed as the vicious work of a Norwegian possessed by some form of far-right politics. Thus far, the killer is reported to have acted alone, although it cannot be excluded that he belong to some small crazed local group. As we grieve for the heart-rendi…

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Written by David Frum on Saturday July 23, 2011

A Bomb in Norway

Thoughts go out to my many Norwegian friends from the annual delegation to Washington of politicians, civil servants, business leades and academics. Let's hope this terrible apparent crime touches Oslo as lightly as mercy allows ...

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Written by David Frum on Friday July 22, 2011