Posts Tagged ‘lynching’

…More Thoughts on the Myth of American Exceptionalism

So in following up the earlier post on the pathology of patriotism, I figured it might be worth re-posting links to a few additional older essays, all of which addressed this subject of “American Exceptionalism.” It is that, after all, which Rudy Giuliani and other right wingers accuse President Obama of failing to endorse (when […]

We are all Collateral Damage Now: Reflections on War as Emotional Botox

Published on ZNet,, 3/22/03 I remember the first time I ever visited inmates on Tennessee’s death row. What struck me about the experience was not so much the solemnity or the pall of pending execution that hung over the place, like a threatening storm cloud. Nor was it the incredible humanity and even decency […]