Eugene David
...The One-Minute Pundit

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Did you know -- I did not know -- that 844 people died on an excursion in the Chicago River 97 years ago? That was only over 11 years after the Iroquois Theater fire. Some of us know of the steamer fire in the East River that killed over a thousand at the turn of the last century, and only because the site was so close to the WTC. Given Friday's calamity in Norway we must ask at what point does time make grief irrelevant? A few of us must remember these things sometime, so that such awful events cannot fully leave the memory.

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