The 20th century is replete with examples of unconscionable crimes carried out in the name of some quasi-political, military or religious cause -- acts of such misguided judgment and mindless brutality that they seem to cross an invisible threshold of decency, morality and understanding. The My Lai massacre of 1968, in which American GIs gunned down more than 500 Vietnamese civilians, most of them women and children, was one such atrocity. Another was the 1978 kidnapping and murder of Italian statesman Aldo Moro by members of the Red Brigades terrorist group. A third was the slaughter of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games... More >>>