The Horror of Peshawar

The killing of children violates all tenets of our shared humanity.

Mourners at a funeral for one of the school-shooting victims.

Photographer: Hasham Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images

The world seems full of crises and disasters: from political stasis and racial standoffs in Europe and the U.S., to the classic conflicts of capitalism in “emerging” economies (inequality, weakening states, authoritarianism), to tribal conflicts and sectarian uprisings in the Middle East and Africa. But the small coffins of Peshawar’s students are the heaviest burden on our conscience.

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