Norway awaits Anders Breivik trial with mixture of fascination and revulsion | World news | The Guardian
Norway habitually ranks highly in global quality of life surveys, and its five million people are deeply unaccustomed to moments of great tragedy. Norwegians tend to think of themselves as a tranquil, stoic people, relishing their international reputation for prosperity, peacemaking and pacificism. They do not see themselves as the warrior-like Viking race that Breivik’s manifesto championed. Some are concerned that the trial will merely give Breivik, passed fit to stand trial this week, a platform from which to air his ideology.
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