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 …

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Norway attacks: How far right views created Anders Behring Breivik | World news | The Observer

Good read on the networks Breivik called ‘home’. Norway attacks: How far right views created Anders Behring Breivik | World news | The Observer.

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Norwegian PM refuses to let terrorist attacks drive his country to intolerance and paranoid “security” – Boing Boing

I guess I was right. Norwegian PM refuses to let terrorist attacks drive his country to intolerance and paranoid “security” – Boing Boing. Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg has vowed not to let the terrorist attacks on his country be used as an excuse for taking away fundamental freedoms. He’s treating …

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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 …

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Americans Respond to Norway Attacks by Shooting Each Other

Gawker: If you spent yesterday huddled in a corner with a bottle of vodka, crying and depressed about all of the massacre and death news that this weekend has brought us so far, well … you might want to get a refill on that drink. Conclusion: Please, nobody give me …

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Utkast

Crappy connection back from Oslo today. I managed the 28 minute transit in Munich with a few minutes to spare, but my luggage didn’t. Annual visit to Oslo means an annual visit to this sculpture, Utkast, by Kåre Groven at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. The playfulness of the massive piece always …

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Oslo City Hall

If you’ve already watched Barack Obama’s Nobel acceptance speech today (if you haven’t, at least give it a read), you probably caught at least a glimpse or two of Oslo’s stunning City Hall. I attend an event there each summer, and can’t ever get enough. At first glance, it’s not …

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Oslo (and other) city bikes

I see quite a few offerings like this for municipally-run bicycle rentals. Pick up the bike at a typical station, like this one in Oslo, and drop it off at another. Any idea that really needs to spread. Everywhere. Rates in the Norwegian capital – NOK 80 (EUR 8.85/USD 12.37) …

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Makes parking fun!

Gotta love this kind of parking smart ass. This is a Buddy, a Norwegian electric car. From NOK 135,000 (EUR 14,798/USD 20,542). Website is here. Oslo 036, originally uploaded by pirano.

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Spotted…

…this spotted shoe, near Oslo’s Central station, about 10:30 Thursday morning. If you’re missing one, it was still there about three hours ago. Oslo 31, originally uploaded by pirano.

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