Learning From Norway’s Tragedy…

Did you ever get the feeling that there are only a couple of adult countries left?

“Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s reaction was unequivocal. He declared that Norway’s strongest weapon in responding to this was to employ more openness and more democracy.

Norwegians took up his call. Neither politicians nor the media turned it into a partisan political issue. The public reacted with grief but did not call for extraordinary measures. And the state chose to prosecute Brevik in an ordinary public court with full media coverage.”

Learning From Norway’s Tragedy – NYTimes.com.