Monthly Archives: July 2011

Today’s Quiz

Who is the Norwegian Gentleman in the dark overcoat shaking the hand of Corporal Hitler at the Berghof during the war?     a.)  Vidkun Quisling b.) Knut Hamsun Yes, the answer is B. Knut Hamsun. The Nobel Laureate in … Continue reading

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Hiatus II – The Alliance

The end of July and Beginning of August in Norway, for me, is a terrible time. Two more weeks to go before the season starts and winter somewhere in the distance, looming. The Tour is over, Wimbledon is over, the … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I woke up this morning in a daze and figured it was about time to go downtown and check the scene, after the visit to my doctor, now that the major outpourings have stopped. The entire mourning process involved roses. … Continue reading

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Multiracial Norway

The Wall Street Journal and the BBC have both now raised an issue that appeared in Howard’s End some days ago in connection with the mass murder in Olso. THis is not some attempt at pipping others at the post … Continue reading

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Shrines and Dolls

The study of the Third Reich has been the greatest single field of enquiry since the Second World War, with eminent names like Ian Kershaw, Christopher Browning and dozens of other Historians producing works of brilliance. The work by a new … Continue reading

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Collective Meltdown

Today I felt like someone from another planet but maybe it was just one of those days. I felt that quiet, personal introspection was required after the dust has settled from the bomb blast. And so when I noted that … Continue reading

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Tendulkar the Legend

For those of you in Norway who have heard of the sport cricket, you ought to know if you do not that the greatest batsmen the game has ever seen is currently playing his final test for India against England at … Continue reading

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Contaminated meat and other sports stuff

Nasty wagging tongues, in the absence of Lance Armstrong, and having no American to attack, have turned their attention to the Spaniard Contador, who failed to win the Tour. They claim he lost because of the absence of contaminated meat … Continue reading

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Mass Murder as Entertainment

The trivialization of mass murder has begun as the Norwegian press inexorably turns the ‪deeply tragic events in Oslo into entertainment. One is told that the handsome blonde used dum-dum bullets to cause maximum damage to his victims. That he has … Continue reading

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Becoming what one Hates

Statements coming from the police in Oslo, Breivik, who has confessed to the crime but not to its criminal content, and this mass-murderer’s lawyer indicate that one is dealing with that worst of all phenomena – a man with little eduction, less … Continue reading

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