Alex Massie

A brilliant, horrifying, moving article

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It's hard to know how to describe Gene Weingarten's piece in the Washington Post's magazine, except to say that it is one of the most heart-breaking, moving, humane, pieces of journalism I've read in years. And one of the best. In a sense, mind you, even saying that trivialises the story. 

It's about how a parent can inadvertently leave their toddler in the back of their car on a hot day to swelter and, god help us, bake to death. And it's about how a parent can ever hope to come to any sort of terms with the consequences of such a desperate, fatal, mistake.

Just read it.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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