Media and Language

The power of language; the small-minded bullies who frame the national debate; the military metaphor.


War Begets War . . . and Nothing Else Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Shattering the Context of War Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Hell Mixed with Futility Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Border Security Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Mass Murder and American History Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Why Do Only Some Lives Matter? Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Reviving the Spirit of ’68 Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

A World Designed by Playground Bullies Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The Dems Could Win if They Stood for Something Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Womp, Womp: Racism in a Cage Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Trump, Kim and the Nuclear Status Quo Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Let the Prayer Continue Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Melting the Ice in the Human Heart Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

The Wisdom of Mass Salvation Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Button, the Wall and the Myth of Nations Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Peace on the Far Side of Nuclear Weapons Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Why Does North Korea Hate Us? Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Dead Civilians and the Language of War Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Uprooting the N-Word Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Hostage to the Rules of Espionage Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

‘Classified’ America Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The Mental Limits of War Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The Politics of Fear Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Beyond Winning and Losing Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Politics and the Golden Rule Wednesday, March 9th, 2016