Remembering Victims of Norway Attacks

At least 92 people are dead and another 90 wounded from the bombing and shooting rampage in Norway on Friday 22 July.

As a historian who studies the dynamics of violence, I want to remember the victims of the Norway attacks.

The attacker, who has been identified as a Norwegian right-wing extremist, has apparently written a lengthy revolutionary manifesto.  See stories by NPR, the Guardian, and BBC.

As further information emerges regarding the attacker’s motives, historians of violence will need to analyze these attacks in order to assess violent extremist movements within Europe.  Understanding the dynamics of violence provides us with better opportunities to limit violence in the future.

For now, let us remember the victims of these horrible attacks.

 

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