THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
Us and Them and a horrible crime: The news report you should read today is in the New York Times.
Warning! This news report discusses an unspeakably horrible capital crime committed against an 8-year-old child—a horrible crime which was committed in India.
Horrible though the crime may be, Jeffrey Gettleman turns it into a study of the power of tribalism—the power of the eternal belief that We are different from Them, and a million times better, perhaps even by God's decree.
Gettleman wrote a searching report. To read his report, click here.
Savage thoughts about The Others have always been a powerful force. They're increasingly prevalent in our own country, including within our own tribe.
That 8-year-old child is no longer here. But how to forestall the next crime?