Monthly Archives: May 2013

Barry’s Blog # 60: The Curse of the Fathers

What are the mythological roots of violence in the modern world? Can we speak about school shootings and the Boston bombing without also speaking about drones and targeted killings? Don’t lone gunmen and the agents of state violence enact our … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 59: War on Terror or War on Your Imagination? The Boston Bombing

A month after the Boston tragedy, now that the media have moved on to other distractions, it’s time to reconsider this difficult and painful theme. The national security state has, for a very long time, taken advantage of – or … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 58: Tamerlan Tsarnaev: When the American Dream Becomes the American Nightmare

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.  – F. Scott Fitzgerald Americans have always dreamed big dreams. Perhaps, having invented the phrase “American Dream,” we may well dream bigger dreams than other people. However, when our … Continue reading

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