In December of 2012 the media was awash with speculations about the approaching solstice and the meaning of the Mayan prophecies. Countless people planned to celebrate the arrival of a new age. Meanwhile, millions of fundamentalists were actively hoping for the apocalypse and expecting…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on February 19, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments
…doing terrible things in an organized and systematic way rests on ‘normalization.’ This is the process whereby ugly, degrading, murderous, and unspeakable acts become routine and are accepted as “the way things are done.” – Edward S. Herman
Do theaters tailor their previews of upcoming films to certain audiences? Prior to viewing Zero Dark Thirty in liberal Berkeley, I had to endure…Continue
The Banality of Evil
I offer this blog on February 2nd. In the six weeks since the Sandy Hook tragedy, 1,478 Americans have died of gun violence.
The German-American writer Hannah Arendt coined the phrase…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on February 2, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments