BLOG: Let’s leave ‘evil’ out of the Anders Breivik case

Whatever the verdict eventually delivered in Oslo District Court, Anders Breivik is likely to remain, like most people who perpetrate extreme acts of human cruelty, convinced that he is on the side of good rather than evil.

The interpretation of evil has not been under deliberation in the Norwegian courts, only the question of his sanity – in other words, whether at the time of the attacks the accused was experiencing a psychotic state of mind, and, therefore, unable to differentiate between right and wrong……..

read more from my article in The Independent newspaper 23/06/2012

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