In modern America, every mass murder has two essential characteristics.First, the number murdered.Second, the group identity of the murderer.And not necessarily in that order. Whenever a mass murder pops up in the news, many viewers hasten to find out whodunit - where "whodunit" isn't a person, but an affiliation. Is the murderer a Muslim? A non-Muslim who used a gun? A Democrat? Republican? Or just a lone nut who wasn't a "gun nut"?On the surface, this seems like a depraved reaction to human suffering. After the October 1 Last Vegas shooting, Historian Peter Shulman remarked:If you're nervously waiting to learn the shooter's religion and voting record before deciding how to react, you don't
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