Stuff that I didn’t know about Kent State

For me, part of preparing myself for any trip is a lot of listening to the radio.  Yesterday I heard a long story about the Kent State shootings.  I learned a lot that I didn’t know–in particular, that the shootings came in a period of rapidly increasing anti-left-wing hysteria in the region.  I guess I had always thought of them as happening out of nowhere.  What a sad story.

Zipf’s Law strikes in tragedies as much as any other time.  Here are some words that I learned from this story:

  • tropas: troops.
  • disparo: a shot.
  • prever: to anticipate, foresee, forecast, plan.

Sigh.

One thought on “Stuff that I didn’t know about Kent State”

  1. Since I’m a Clevelander (and raised as a conservative Republican in the 1960s/70s), I can personally attest to the anti-Left-wing hysteria in the area.

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