Regardless of his name and his 11th-hour pledge of allegiance, [Omar Mateen] belongs to a deeply entrenched (and rather shocking) history of American violence committed against citizens in public places.
<i>Less than half a percent of the victims of guns in the United States meet their end in mass shootings of the sort that make headlines and ignite arguments on legal gun ownership, as was the case in the wake of the Orlando massacre — as long as you don't mention the giant elephant in the room.</i>
Under no circumstances can we let our guards down.
And since difference and freedom have as their protagonists anonymous civilians, then these are the preferred victims, no matter if they are in France, the U.S. or in any other country or continent where they exhibit it.
First it was Fukuyama.
Francis Fukuyama, an American philosopher of Japanese descent, was born in Chicago in 1952. A professor at Stanford University, he’s still alive today and continues to make a living at Stanford.
In 1992, he published the book “The End of History and the Last Man,” in which he hastened [Read more]