Ross Douthat: The Simplest Response to School Shootings

From a New York Times column by Ross Douthat headlined “The Simplest Response to School Shootings”:

To fully understand a problem like terrorism, you need to accept complexity, a sprawl of general factors — personal, historical, cultural — converging in a specific movement or a single actor. The kind of mass-murdering, effectively-suicidal terrorism that has taken hold in America in the 23 years since Columbine is no different, even if it doesn’t wave a flag or make political demands.