Posts Tagged ‘death penalty’

Feeling No Pain – America’s Deepening Culture of Indifference

A segment of a longer speech, delivered on September 22, 2011 at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. In this clip, I discuss the ways in which the U.S. political culture is becoming increasingly indifferent to suffering and injustice, whether in the criminal justice system, with regard to health care, war, bullying or any number of [...]

Of Monsters and Vampires: People Who Kill People and the People Who Kill Them

Published as a ZNet Commentary, December 4, 2000 My mother lied to me. She told me when I was a boy, so as to allay my fears to the contrary, that there were no such things as vampires; that there were not, in real life, those whose lust for human blood drove their every waking [...]