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The Diminished Assault on Truth and Memory

Report: Anti-Semitic acts down, despite acts of violence in 1999


In the wake of the Littleton shooting tragedy, a nation of finger-pointers has rounded up the usual suspects: media violence, guns, video games, the Internet. But for Jonathan Kellerman, this laundry list -- inevitably brought out in the wake of such violence -- omits one major source of responsibility: the perpetrators. "We'll blame society," says an unsurprised Kellerman. "And we'll forget about it until the next tragedy." Kellerman is not being cynical or prophetic, just reflective.

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