post by Bill Gardner
David Frum is one of the US political writers whom I most admire. He tweeted today about the anniversary of the death of his mother, who was a prominent radio journalist for the CBC. I looked up her Wikipedia entry, and was struck by the following,
She angered many in 1989 when she refused to acknowledge that the École Polytechnique massacre by a killer who proclaimed as he shot and stabbed women, "I hate feminists!" was an attack on women and feminism. "Why do we diminish it by suggesting that it was an act against just one group?" Frum said December 7, 1989 on The Journal.
I can't think of a better comment to frame our memories of 9/11.