Orlando was Not a Tragedy | R. R. Reno | First Things

We all know that Omar Mateen’s rampage fits a pattern. But this pattern points to descriptions and explanations that are unpalatable, because they put demands on our leaders and us. So politicians and pundits default to a therapeutic stance. They call the slaughter a “tragedy,” in order to avoid giving it meaning.

Source: Orlando was Not a Tragedy | R. R. Reno | First Things

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