Weekend August 26 2012
We sent a written response to the Wall Street Journal regarding Peggy Noonan's column on the shooting at the Dark Knight movie. We suggested that the causality she proposed was backwards. The people attending the movie did so because they are in the mood to do so rather than being affected and having mood determined by the film itself. Our letter was printed in the August 4 2012 Wall Street journal.
A excerpt of our comments appears in the August 2012 Socionomist, Social Mood Regulates US Multiple Shootings.