Steyn: Some Men Don’t Need a ‘Why’

Several readers have asked for my view of the Umpqua Community College murders, but I don’t really have much to say, other than to offer my condolences to the families of the dead. On the Internet, everyone always gallops ahead, leaping from one slender detail to ever wilder shores of speculation.

In this case, I was struck by the curious coincidence that Roseburg, Oregon happens to be the home town of Alek Skarlatos, one of the brave men who took down the jihadist loon on that French train a few weeks ago. He was supposed to be in class at Umpqua Community College, but was instead in New York rehearsing for his appearance on “Dancing With The Stars”.