Did you know that Finland has twice as many mass shootings per capita as the US? Discussing violence honestly matters, and propaganda, even for a good cause, is counterproductive — as in criminologist Frederic Lemieux’s analysis.
Political speech, as George Orwell has noted, is often not speech in the fullest sense of the word. “Duckspeak” is tribal signaling, half-consciously discharging from the speaker’s oral cavity, meant to be received in the same unthinking stimulus-reflex manner.
A previously unseen Tintin story depicts its hero as a Nazi collaborator in occupied Belgium.
Breivik was declared “not criminally insane”, fit to stand trial, and convicted. His stated motive: to oppose “cultural Marxism” and Islam, and to bring attention to his far-right militant political manifesto. But is Breivik a terrorist?