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The Latest Schoolhouse Slaughter Shows We Have Been Defeated

Nothing symbolizes the foreclosure of the future like the slaughter of a nation’s young. And it’s so routine now — there have been at least eight this year at a school or college where someone was injured or killed — that attention will quickly fade, as it does with subjects one doesn’t intend to do anything about. Another word for that bitter fatalism is “defeat.” 

And we have been, in an important moral sense, defeated. We won’t do anything about it...read more.

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