Why are we so certain that the complex behaviour of other people is somehow completely controllable?
Disgusting, despicable, depraved–we have plenty of words in our vocabulary to condemn the perpetrators of such a man-made atrocity.
We are now experiencing ‘terrorism fatigue,’ especially when terrorist crimes are committed in non-Western nations.
The suggestion seemed to be that people hadn’t survived at all, really. They’d just been handed disability as a life sentence.
Helping and discussing are not mutually exclusive, and we must have both.
Like other true believers, leftwing activists are sometimes willing to sacrifice people to ideological purity. And this is one of those times.
Faith is one of those standbys in times of intense trauma. It can be a community institution that allows people to come together to grieve, and it can be a destructive and abusive force that minimizes human loss for its own self-aggrandizement.
At the London Film Festival, three very different, compelling films.
Herein lays the troubling thing about the politics of Homeland: It isn’t simplistic American triumphalism. In fact, it presents itself as liberal peacenik propaganda, but it’s being more than a little disingenuous about that.
Perhaps in light of the anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, it would be wise to remind ourselves that neither those attacks nor these new ones happened in a social or political vacuum.