“I was drawn to study how such a counterintuitive act could be distorted logically into the most supported option,” he added. “Those who spoke against the act of mass suicide are also important to study, for with them lies the hope in dissent and reappraisal. I hope that, in spite of the difficult topic, continued evaluation will preclude similar events from occurring in the future.”
Mr. Lisagor earned a BA in American studies from the University of Mary Washington, and a BA (psychology) and MA (English) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He can be reached at email@example.com.