The Breivik Challenge: Why Normay Should Not Be (Too) Surprised

Abstract

The attacks in Norway showed the horrifying strength of radical right thought in contemporary Europe. Breiviks ideology as well as his actions are rooted in the radical way of thinking that is embracing Europe today. Radicals are gaining more votes than ever,and by challenging the globalised world, they are putting forward the idea of "re-inventing" European national states in terms of anti-immigration, nationalism, patriarchal values and ethnic purity.

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