Anders Breivik: We Must Look Our Best For the Shoot

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Abby Zimet

Glimmers of the narcissistic, paranoid pathology of Norway shooting suspect Anders Breivik emerge from his 1,500-page manifesto, A European Declaration of Independence, which ranges from racist rantings to detailed attack instructions to grooming and costume tips, complete with photos of him in uniforms and insignia of an imaginary military. There are also many references to right-wing Islamophobic bloggers and think tanks, who clearly influenced him. Lesson here: Words have power, and you never know who's listening.

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