The perils of ‘instant analysis’ after violent attacks

In our cravings for meaning and understanding we allow ourselves to grasp at any straw we can find and use that one straw to weave a basket; we have to stop doing that.

Tributes placed outside of the Oslo Cathedral to commemorate the victims of the 2011 attacks in Norway, where Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons by Øyvind.

PUBLISHED :Friday, July 22, 2016 3:09 PM

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