Tag: Norway

Nov 19

A Theft or a Souvenir?

In Brief — The author’s remembrance of his youthful trip through Europe with an eventful visit to Finland. [Written in April-May 2017.] A Risky Act — I’m an old man now, but many years ago a rich great-aunt gave me a high school graduation gift of a trip through Europe. It changed my life. “Travel …

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May 22

Mass Murder: Norway versus America

In Brief—A comparative look at how Norway and America treat felons convicted of murder. The case of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik reveals the gap between the two countries. Violence That Shocked a Nation— Eight people were instantly killed in Oslo by the violent blast of a bomb. Sixty-nine people on Utøya island, mostly vacationing …

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Apr 26

One of the Most Powerful Books Written

In Brief—A review of Åsne Seierstad’s powerfully written book “One of Us.” Read it and weep. I did. ——————————————————————————————————————— Death and Destruction— “One of Us” is the most powerful book I’ve ever read. Written by the talented Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad, it’s the harrowing chronicle of the life and horrific deed of Anders Breivik who …

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