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