Violent U: What other countries see

And I can understand why.

From The Independent (UK).

From The New Zealand Herald.

A round-up, in Spiegel.

H/t political talk for and by political junkies.

2 thoughts on “Violent U: What other countries see

  1. Also from foreign press, specifically The Jerusalem Post (link):As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 76-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech College that left 33 dead and over two dozen wounded. Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the man attempted to enter his classroom. The Israeli mechanics and engineering lecturer was shot to death, “but all the students lived – because of him,” Virginia Tech student Asael Arad – also an Israeli – told Army Radio. Several of Librescu’s other students sent e-mails to his wife, Marlena, telling of how he had blocked the gunman’s way and saved their lives, said Librescu’s son, Joe. “My father blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee,” Joe Librescu said in a telephone interview from his home outside of Tel Aviv. “Students started opening windows and jumping out.”More from The Times of London

  2. Readers might also find relevant a Spiegel link to “A Chronicle of the Worst Rampages Ever.” Lest readers think mass shootings are peculiarly American, they have unfortunately happened elsewhere. They have occurred in: Erfurt, Germany; Zug, Switzerland; Osaka, Japan; Brazil; Port Arthur, Australia; Dunblane, Scotland; Toulon, France; Montreal, Canada; and Cologne, Germany.

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