Kathleen MacMahon: The attack on Ukraine shows that time marches on, but human nature doesn’t change

Some of us thought the arc of the moral universe was only bending in one direction. But we were wrong

A boy plays on a swing in front of a damaged residential block hit by an early morning missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine. Picture: Getty

I was in my kitchen recently, listening to the news on the radio, when one of the young people in my life appeared.

“Wait, what’s going on with Ukraine?”

“Oh, it looks like Russia is about to invade.”

“Stop!” she said. “Does that kind of thing still happen?”

“That kind of behaviour? Oh yes, I’m afraid so.”

“That’s SO BAD.”

This conversation seems to me a perfect example of my dealings with Generation Z. Theirs ...