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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.