The Breivik diagnosis: ideology wrapped in a straitjacket

Tad Tietze, co-editor of the recently-published collection of essays On Utøya: Anders Breivik, Right Terror, Racism and Europe, has posted an excellent piece in response to the news that two court-appointed psychiatrists have found Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik to be legally insane and unfit to stand trial.

The Drum, 2 December 2011

See also Simon Baron-Cohen, “Anders Breivik: cold and calculating, yes – but insane?”, Guardian, 2 December 2011

Cf. Bob Lambert, “Was Anders Breivik a psychotic spree killer or a calculating terrorist?”, RUSI, 29 July 2011