‘Shooting an Elephant’

by Charles C. W. Cooke

While we’re discussing elephants and tragedy, I’d urge anybody who hasn’t read George Orwell’s masterly essay, “Shooting an Elephant,” to do so. A different subject than Matt Scully addressed, certainly, but no less heartbreaking. The first time I finished it, I had to sit down for a while.

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