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Meet The 'Ice Angel' Prosecutor Facing Down Norway's Anders Breivik

Inga Engh landed the case of a lifetime when she was chosen to prosecute confessed mass murderer Anders Breivik. Cool and collected in the courtroom, this mother of two boys has admitted that there is inevitably a personal relationship to this case.

Norwegian prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh (YouTube)
Norwegian prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh (YouTube)
Per Hinrichs

OSLO She didn't have to reply. She, after all, is the one asking the questions in the courtroom. It is the defendant who must answer the questions, and otherwise keep quiet. But when Anders Behring Breivik asked her if she was trying to make him look ridiculous, Inga Bejer Engh replied. "I'm not trying to make fun of you, or irritate you," she said. "I simply want things to be clear."

And with that same aim in mind, Engh, 41, asks Breivik questions like: "When you go to your Knights Templar meetings, do you really wear white gloves and a make-believe uniform?" – as Breivik has described doing in his Manifesto 2083. Once again, the monstrous self-appointed "Savior of Norway" was reduced to his obvious core: one of society's losers who spun a crazy, extreme-right web around himself and killed people out of bloodlust to compensate for his pathetic life. Point for Inga Engh.

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Our World Is "Flat" No More: Welcome To The Era Of Pure Geopolitics

The dominance of a single narrative of globalization and liberal democracy is over.

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Luis Rubio

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MEXICO CITY — As the Bolshevik leader Lenin once observed, there are decades when nothing happens and weeks in which decades take place. The big turns in history tend to go unnoticed in their decisive moments because daily life doesn't suddenly change for most people around the world.

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Yet in retrospect, certain moments become crucial. Everything suggests the invasion of Ukraine is one of those turning points, with enormous implications for the world's future.

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