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“You can’t mourn for the little boy he once was. You can’t fool yourself.”

“Any variation on what I did and how my relationship was had to be good, because no outcome could be worse,” he said. Another time, he said, “You can’t get any more evil,” and added, “How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he’s my son? A lot.”

Andrew Solomon interviewed Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza in this week’s New Yorker. They touch upon Adam Lanza’s childhood, Asperger’s diagnosis, and his relationship with Nancy, his ex-wife and Adam’s mother. It is a heartbreaking and fascinating read.

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