Recent tragic events in Norway put lots of things into perspective - including our responsibilities as informed social commentators. This point was driven home to me by this media comment:
"While police continued to interrogate Breivik, who was charged with the mass killings, evidence of his increasingly far right world view emerged from an article he had posted on several Scandinavian websites, including Nordisk – a site frequented by neo-Nazis, far right radicals and Islamophobes since 2009."
Townsend, Mark et al (2011) "Norway attacks: Utøya gunman boasted of links to UK far right", The Guardian, 23/07, accessed 23/07/2011, at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/23/norway-attacks-utoya-gunman
The fact that the word Nordisk has been invoked in association with something so utterly repugnant exposes a very depressing "Nordic space".