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This Happened — July 22: Norway Terrorist Attacks

On this day in 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist from Norway, first detonated a car in Oslo before attacking the Norwegian Labour Party's youth camp on the island of Utøya.

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How many people were killed in the Norway terrorist attacks?

By the end of the day, a total of 77 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, were killed in the Utøya terrorist attack.

What was the motive behind the Norway attacks?

Anders Behring Breivik's motive for the attack was rooted in his extreme right-wing ideologies and his opposition to multiculturalism and immigration. He aimed to target the Norwegian Labour Party's youth camp on Utøya, which he perceived as promoting policies he disagreed with.

What were the measures taken in response to the attacks in Norway?

Following the attacks, Norway reviewed and strengthened its security measures to prevent similar incidents in the future. The incident prompted discussions on counterterrorism strategies, hate speech regulations, and the importance of early detection and intervention in extremist ideologies. The attack also led to increased emphasis on support for the victims and their families, as well as efforts to promote tolerance and solidarity within Norwegian society.

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Javier Milei, Revolt Of The Global Disaffected Is Far From Over

Argentina has elected a "paleolibertarian" outsider with little experience, and by a wide margin. What does this say about the existing structures of power around the democratic world?

Javier Milei, Revolt Of The Global Disaffected Is Far From Over

Supporters of the La Libertad Avanza party candidate celebrating after Milei's victory in Buenos Aires.

Pierre Haski


PARIS — If it were only a matter of far-right politics, the election of Javier Milei as Argentina's next president would fit into a relatively classic electoral pattern. But this winner, with a very comfortable 56% of votes, is much more than that: this is what makes his case intriguing and raises troubling questions.

He is first and foremost a "radical libertarian," according to the Financial Times, which generally does not engage in hyperbole. Or "paleolibertarian," a doctrine that advocates "anarcho-capitalism," according to the French websiteLe Grand Continent.

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Libertarianism is a political philosophy born in the United States that advocates for total individual freedom in the face of state power. Javier Milei, who has a way with words, summarizes it as follows: "Between the mafia and the state, I prefer the mafia. The mafia has codes, it keeps its commitments, it does not lie, it is competitive."

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