What to Read on Norway
11:09 AM, Jul 25, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The horrific events in Norway last Friday have been difficult to process, and killer Anders Breivik's 1,500 page manifesto is a lot to digest. Fortunately, there have been some exceptionally good pieces written about the tragedy that help provide some context and understanding for what happened and why.
Bruce Bawer, who lives in Oslo, writes about the tense state of Muslim relations in Norway.
Jonathan Kay writes about the illuminating connections and differences between Breivik's killing spree and The Turner Diaries, one of the foundational texts of white supremicists.
Brendan O'Neill of Spiked online writes, "Sections of the European liberal elite are trying to make moral mileage out of this rampage just as shamelessly as the right did with 9/11."
And read my better half, Mollie Hemingway, on how the media rushed to call Breivik a "christian fundamentalist" and why that judgment is incorrect and also on why the New York Times would do well to be more thoughtful before pointing fingers.