As they rather breathlessly inform their readers, Garbarino published his last jaunt through the adolescent "dark side," Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them, on April 20, 1999, the day of the Littleton massacre
. Eventually, the family of Littleton shooter Dylan Klebold came to them for assistance; for these boomer parents, this is equivalent to having been at Woodstock, and the authors are certainly not above milking it for all it's worth.
What caused the Littleton massacre
? That's the question that consumed the U.S.
With a stark and terrible clarity, the Littleton massacre
alerted us to the multiple ways violence pervades our society.
Despite all these parallels, Manson's response to the Littleton massacre
was predictable: "The media has unfairly scapegoated the music industry ...
Around the time the Littleton massacre
occurred, researcher Gary Gardner showed me the first draft of his article for this issue, "Why Share?" The idea had first attracted interest at Worldwatch because of the issue of materials efficiency: it was becoming clear that materials consumption was too rapidly depleting the planet's natural capital, and sharing - serious sharing, of such basic resources as food, shelter, and transport - could be a way to achieve more service for a given allocation of wood, metal, or land.
"We need to take all the action we can", added Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, who following the Littleton massacre
decided to remove violent video games from the city's airport.
CBS Television CEO Leslie Moonves says his decision to pass on the Mafia drama "Falcone" was influenced by the Littleton massacre
Certainly none is obvious in the case of the Littleton massacre
. But the demand for political gestures remains high--something which it was the genius of Bill Clinton to recognize and exploit to his own and his party's advantage.
The incident was the most serious in a wave of gun and bomb scares in US schools since the Littleton massacre
President Clinton told the American people they must teach their children that violence is not the way to solve problems after the Littleton massacre
As a long-time advocate of extending back-ground checks to all private transfers of guns, not just the few that take place at gun shows, I worry that the real merits of such a step will be obscured by the inane debate over the nonexistent link between gun shows and the Littleton massacre
. More broadly, mass killings and other premeditated murders are the very worst examples for buttressing a case in favor of gun control because they involve the perpetrators most strongly motivated and able to evade the controls.
In fact, anyone with an agenda found that, with enough effort, he could find a way to tie his wagon to the Littleton massacre
. The Libertarian Party sent out a press release: "Public schools may be a contributing factor in the recent spate of school shootings..." From the privatizers to the proletarians: The People's Tribune, newspaper of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, blamed the shootings on capitalism.