Chicago Deaths

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How much attention is paid to the four people murdered in Chicago over the weekend, and the 20 people wounded? Not much, and here’s why. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn pointed out in the Gulag Archipelago, public criminals feel a certain affinity with private criminals, and used them to supervise the political prisoners in the concentration camps. The Boston murders are taken so seriously because the government feels targeted, and because it and its media can use them to tighten the grip around our necks.

10:03 am on April 16, 2013