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Breivik's real enemy: himself
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Anders Breivik, the far-far-right-wing monster charged in Norway with the biggest mass murder by a single gunman in modern memory, reminds me of how often delusional minds hate others for what they really see in themselves. "The enemy is clearly delineated: he is a perfect model of malice, a kind of amoral superman," wrote historian Richard Hofstadter in his often quoted 1964 essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics." "(T)his enemy is, on many counts, the projection of the self; both the ideal and the unacceptable aspects of the self are attributed to him." Thus the Ku Klux Klan, for example, imitated Catholicism to the point of priestly robes, elaborate rituals and elaborate hierarchy, Hofstadter wrote.