As expected, Anna Lindh’s assassin was sentenced to life in prison today. This is the most serious penalty in the Swedish judicial system, and in effect means he will be released in about 15-20 years.
Mijailo Mijailovic’s attorney may appeal the sentencing, but if so, that appeal stands very little chance of accomplishing anything.
So it seems that this tragic part of Swedish history is over, except for the children and husband of Anna Lindh, who will have to go on without her, and for the damage done to the openness of the Swedish system, where high-ranking politicians used routinely to go out in public without body guards. That innocence is now most likely dead.
Posted Tuesday, 23 March, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.