Living in Pitiless Times: Baghdad, Beirut and Paris

Prashad, Vijay

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  16/11/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18171

A week of horrible carnage -- bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence. How does one react to these incidents? Horror and outrage come first. They are instinctual.

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