Implications of the Oslo massacre for nationalism

Writing in Open Democracy,  Mattias Gardell provides a useful analysis of Anders Breivik’s political philosophy – the “romantic male warrior ideal.” In the same source Deborah Grayson and Ben Little argued that the extreme Right have come up with a trans-national civilizational discourse that enables them to find common cause with nationalists in other countries. Thomas Hegghammer made a similar argument about the spread of “macro-nationalism” in the New York Times of July 30.

Over in Counter Punch, Israel Shamir offers an analysis of some of the intellectual currents jostling around in Breivik’s incoherent 2083 manifesto: Islamophobia, but also anti-communism, and even, Shamir argues, neoconservatism.


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