In the days following the terrorist massacre by Anders Behring Breivik, the most extraordinary thing has happened -- the killer has not only confessed to his crimes, but claimed them proudly as a meaningful act; he had written a long and clear explanation of his worldview before the mass killing, and circulated it widely -- indeed the killing was in some way in service to his "manifesto" 2083: A European Declaration of Independence.

After the killing he explained how the act was in service to his political goals -- that it was not an enraged spasm of anger, nor a racial attack, but a coolly planned outrage, its excessive nature designed to catalyse radical action.