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.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.