How the Virginia Tech atrocity was a tragedy

In the blog entry, “The consequences for a society that calls evil acts tragic,” a reader points to a correct sense in which the massacre in Virginia (as well as the 9/11 attack) could be called a tragedy. However, as I argue, though the reader’s description of the event as a tragedy is correct, it is not what our society is talking about when it calls the event a tragedy. I recommend the exchange.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 26, 2007 12:33 PM | Send

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