Heartbreaking News

Heartbreaking News

Heartbreaking News
An email conversation about the news of the day.
Feb. 21 2002 6:04 PM


Dear Dwight,


I just heard the terrible news about Danny Pearl. Only on hearing about his death do I realize that I had somehow been thinking he was alive this whole time. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that he may have been targeted, in part, because he was Jewish. I can't stop thinking about the fact that he didn't want to go into Afghanistan because it was too dangerous because he had a baby on the way. The whole thing is too awful for words.


Dwight Garner is an editor at the New York Times Book Review. Katie Roiphe is the author of Still She Haunts Me.