Academy of Ideas

From Sandy Hook to Boston: guns, bombs and a changing America

February 23, 2018

After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018, the issue of gun control and the meaning of mass shootings in America has come to the fore once more. This session from Battle of Ideas 2013, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting and Boston Marathon bombing, took a step back to examine these issues in a wider context.


Nancy McDermott
writer; advisor to Park Slope Parents, NYC's most notorious parents' organization

Christine Rosen
fellow, New America Foundation; senior editor, New Atlantis

Dr Tim Stanley
leader writer and columnist, Daily Telegraph

Dr Kevin Yuill
senior lecturer, history, University of Sunderland; author, Assisted Suicide: the liberal, humanist case against legalization

Jean Smith
specialist development consultant; co-founder and director, NY Salon