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It’s Easy to Write a Memoir About War – but Hard to Write an Anti-War Memoir

The Intercept
Jan. 8, 2023

War is hell, we hear that all the time. If the cliché is true, another one is too: Depictions of war’s brutality can entice people to seek it out.

The 9/11 wars have yielded a bumper crop of books and films about U.S. soldiers that often have the ...  (Read more)

An Accused War Criminal Trained Florida Cops in “New Concepts of Shooting”

The Intercept
Aug. 12, 2022

Should a military veteran who has been reliably accused of war crimes, and who admitted that he killed a prisoner, be invited to train police officers on how to do their job?

The police department in Tallahassee, Florida, found a surprising answer to that question. Retired ...  (Read more)

America Tolerates High Levels of Violence But Suppresses Photos of the Slaughter

The Intercept
June 4, 2022

IT IS ONE of the rituals of school shootings in America — another round of debate, usually among journalists, on whether graphic photos should be published. If people could just see what assault weapons do to young bodies, the argument goes, they would no longer tolerate ...  (Read more)

After Buffalo, Will Corporate America Turn Against the Murdochs and Fox News?

The Intercept
May 21, 2022

If your anger at Fox News is directed toward Tucker Carlson, you’re focusing on the symptom rather than the cause of what’s wrong. It is the Murdoch family, which owns Fox News, that’s the biggest advocate in America for the “great replacement theory.”

It’s right ...  (Read more)