Sunday, October 10, 2010
Glenn links to this story about a recent analysis of a tape of the Kent State shootings from 1970. This peaked my curiousity and so I read the lengthy Wikipedia article on the subject. How interesting! I must admit to horrible ignorance about the event. I had always been taught, simply, that peaceful students had been inexplicably shot by national guard troops. In a way, that is true, but in another way, quite false. If you too are ignorant of the events, take a look at the Wikipedia article. It is a quite complicated matter. None of this is to excuse any of the deaths, but simply to attempt to understand what happened in an accurate way.