Night Thoughts

NATIONAL REVIEW
by Jay Nordlinger
December 21, 2014

When I write about our culture — and other cultures — I often quote a lyric: “You’ve got to be carefully taught.” Who taught yesterday’s murderer that cops were anti-black and at war against blacks? Who taught him that the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were not accidental or unsought deaths — tragedies — but racist murders? He did not come out of the womb believing those things, or disposed to believe those things. He was taught them. These lies were planted in his head, and he acted on them. READ MORE

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