Ninety minutes before accused mass murderer Anders Breivik began his killing spree in Norway, he emailed his intentions to more than 1,000 people, with a 1,500-page manifesto attached.
Jeffrey Sharlet, assistant professor of English, discussed the manifesto of accused Norwegian mass-murder Anders Breivik on the NPR show On the Media. (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)
What Sharlet found, as described on the blog of his online literary magazine KillingtheBuddha.com, was a text with a narrative arc that takes Breivik “from lost to found, from secular to Christian, from ‘culturally Christian’ to religiously Christian, from a fascination with the history of the crusades to a spiritual determination to relive them …”
Listen to the story, which was broadcast on the NPR show On the Media on 07/29/11.