The rest of Europe could learn a lot from Norway's response. The United States which is trying terrorism suspects using unfair "military commissions" could also learn from Norway. Despite his desire, like many terrorists, to be treated as a warrior, Breivik is rightly being prosecuted as an ordinary criminal.
Almost ritually, the UN's Development Program ranks Norway as nothing less than the best country in the world to live in. Still, one man found life in our country so unbearable he chose to stage one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in modern history. A week into Anders Behring Breivik's trial, this paradox is continuing to baffle not only Norwegians, but the world.