On innocence lost in Norway

On innocence lost in Norway

Nice piece in the NYT by author Jo Nesbo who notes:

Yesterday, on the train, I heard a man shouting in fury. Before Friday, my automatic response would have been to turn around, maybe even move a little closer. After all, this could be an interesting disagreement that might entice me to take one side or the other. But now my automatic reaction was to look at my 11-year-old daughter to see whether she was safe, to look for an escape route in case the man was dangerous. I would like to believe that this new response will become tempered over time. But I already know that it will never disappear entirely.

Lots of differences between this tragedy and 9-11. Most important of which is that Norwegian political leaders likely won’t use this as an excuse to instill fear.