Friday, April 17, 2009


This USA Today piece on the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shootings contained a lot that was completely new to me, and changed my view of the event.

I think this case illustrates a general phenomenon that "the narrative" about events like this often ends up bearing little resemblance to the facts on the ground, both because early information is inaccurate but also very salient and because stories change over time as they are fit into broader political and social narratives.