Sometimes it’s more comfortable just to tune out bad news. Then something so awful happens that you simply have to sit up and take notice.
On December 16, just such an atrocity took place in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. Militants entered the Army Public School and killed 145 people, including 132 schoolchildren.
Slaying so many students and teachers in the very school that was supposed to be their sanctuary is impossible to ignore, whether you’re living in London, Los Angeles or Liberia.
The children’s parents saw them off to school that morning, perhaps with a hug or a reminder not to forget their homework. But they were all our children that day and their fate haunts every ...more