mandag 8. august 2011

We can no longer ignore the far-right threat

Breivik is not a Norwegian oddity, but symptomatic of a growing culture of politically motivated violence across Europe, writes Matthew Goodwin (the Guardian).
It would be easy to denounce Breivik as a Norwegian exception, but this would be a mistake. While he is distinguishable by his actions, it is important to note that some of Breivik's core concerns have also played a prominent role within Norwegian and European politics more generally. I spent four years interviewing far right activists, many of whom rejected political violence. Yet what became clear during this research was that there is, unquestionably, a culture of violence within the broader far rightwing subculture.

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