Breivik’s Warped Worldview | Stephen M. Walt

Breivik’s Warped Worldview | Stephen M. Walt

More on Breivik’s worldview, and the romanticized notion of a ‘Christian West’:

.. such paranoia also rests on a wholly romanticized vision of what the “Christian West” really is, and it ignores the fact that what we now think of as “Western civilization” has changed dramatically over time, partly in response to influences from abroad. For starters, Christianity itself is an import to Europe — it was invented by dissident Jews in Roman Palestine and eventually spread to the rest of Europe and beyond. I’ll bet there were Norse pagans who were just as upset when the Christians showed up as Breivik is today.

via Who’s to Blame for Breivik’s Ideas? | Stephen M. Walt.