A Sociologist Doesn’t Have Enough Mourning After Mass Gun Attacks

With Darcie Vandegrift, Drake University Today, December 14, is the anniversary of its founding. tragic loss of children and teachers At Sandy Hook. After any mass shooting, Americans hear politicians making a solemn call for “thoughts and prayers.” Yet years after these 20 elementary school students and six staff were killed, school attacks continue to …

As American Independence Steals, A Massive Lockdown and Mass

By Woody Holton, University of South Carolina Many establishment-age Americans denounced the government’s persecution, celebrated the Declaration of Independence, and favored quarantines and mass vaccinations to combat a fiercely contagious disease. unmarked, smallpox It kills more than one of its 10 victims, leaving most of the rest blind, disfigured and sometimes barren. Many historians They …