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The Tsarnaev Brothers

It is stunning how much havoc can be wreaked in an American city by just two malevolent people (with perhaps some help from others, although the reporting seems fluid on that front).

 

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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