Pentagon wreckage after 9-11

Terror and Revenge
In the wake of 9/11

Immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks I found myself depressed by the chest-thumping xenophobia, mob mentality and demands for revenge that gripped the American public. Given the alarming lack of dissent and critical thinking exhibited by the mainstream US media, I felt compelled to try to put my feelings into words.

Man throwing Molotov cocktail

Political Violence
Weapons of the weak

Violence often diminishes the power of those who employ it, necessitating the use of more violence in an attempt to gain or maintain control.

Brain asks: Am I human or a reptile?

Born Killers
The myth of innate aggression

This short essay challenges the conventional wisdom that humans are naturally aggressive, violent and war-like.

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