If anyone is entitled to knowing that their attacker will never ever be able to reach them or harm them again, it’s child abuse victims like these.
When do we stop buying the promise that the hand starving us is the only one that can save us?
Are we certain – or uncertain – in our conviction that these are all isolated incidents? Arrogant or afraid?
It no longer seems alarmist to conclude that London burning was a precursor of what is to come elsewhere in the industrialized world, including the United States.
In the name of sensitivity and humanity, pundits and bloggers called on the public not to politicize tragedy after the Aurora shootings. But ultimately, the impulse against “politicizing” tragedy is rooted not in compassion but in fear and political despair.
Feminism, for Slaughter, is nothing but “equal participation in what already is” – equal opportunity to exploit, govern and control from a position of great power.
Maybe the biggest cruelty of all is that, in spite of King’s very public suffering, the things that happened to him continue every day in the United States.
Mad Men realizes its potential when it mines inequality in greater depth to explore how individuals might contend with it from day to day.
Part of the UN’s mandate is to reign in leaders who can’t, or won’t, stop the indiscriminate killing of civilians. The Assad regime is at fault for the human rights violations, but the international justice system has also given him more than a little maneuvering room.
The media establishment knows us pretty well. It knows that simplistic, sensationalized stories sell in America.