Tagged: tragedy


Tenons Avec De Nice

Not a lot known just yet about what happened during Bastille Day celebrations on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.


The Santa Barbara Shooting

A horrific event at Burt Likko’s alma mater leaves him meditating on whether the modern age has somehow magnified and distorted the difficult-enough trials of youthful sexual frustration.

On the Limits and Possibilities of Acknowledging Human Tragedy

It’s one of the great mistakes of contemporary political discourse that the doctrine of original sin is almost exclusively used to justify inaction. The usual argument goes as follows: humans are profoundly, tragically sinful....


On Child Abuse

by Sam Wilkinson “Did you hear?” asked a coworker, in my office to take a break. “They found a 70-pound girl on the side of the road.” They in this case was a passerby...


22 Years Later

~by Jonathan McLeod I was 13. I couldn’t fathom that my sister’s life could be worth any less than mine. I would never have thought that the girls I knew and loved, friends like...


(Civil) War and Tragedy, Cont’d

Tossed off almost like an aside, and one of those lines I had to go back and listen to multiple times while somewhere on I-65 in the northern half of Indiana, Eric Foner speculates...