Why We Need Mass Shooters to be Crazy

Saying the Unsayable Every Time When the unspeakable occurs, where do we turn for answers? Whenever a politician or pundit — the two rusty gears of the great national blah-blah-chatter-machine — informs us that a shooting is an inarticulable tragedy — an unspeakable event — one can be sure this statement will be followed by excessive explanation. In the wake of yet another mass shooting … Continue reading Why We Need Mass Shooters to be Crazy

The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War

*This post contains links to each part of the book called The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War, the entirety of which has previously been published to this website in segments. The book is an attempt to think about politics and history from a perspective of difference rather than identity. This resulted in a number of paradoxes, … Continue reading The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War