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The Paranoid Style in European Politics

  • July 25, 2011
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From the English Defence League to Marine Le Pen’s National Front,  the European far-right has been  at pains to condemn Anders Behring Breivik’s psychotic act of holy war on Friday.  These condemnations may well be sincere, but it is too easy and convenient for these organizations to dismiss the atrocities in Norway as the work of a “violent and sick character” (Gert Wilders) or an isolated act of extremism by a lone fanatic.

Breivik may well have planned and executed the slaughter in Norway by himself, but his ideas and motivations reflect a set of...

Murder in Norway

Murder in Norway

  • July 23, 2011
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Once again our species has disgraced itself with yesterday’s vile acts of  mass murder in Norway.   We don’t yet know much about Anders Behring Breivik,  his motives, political affiliations or organizational connections.   According to some reports, Breivik is a ‘fundamentalist Christian’.  Others have described him as a lone ‘madman’ with a political grudge.

It was...

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