Friday, December 14, 2012

America and its guns

In the wake of the tragedy today in Connecticut, I came across this article in the Boston Globe, which provides the best analysis I have read on the relationship U.S. citizens have with their guns.

"So societies are defined not so much by how people live but rather by how they are willing to die. A key thing that defines us — that sets us apart from the rest of the world — is our willingness to die by gunfire."

After reading the piece, I looked to see who wrote it, and I smiled to see it was my old college friend, Farah Stockman.  Thanks Farah for an elegant article.