Daily Archive: July 21, 2012


Politicizing the Tragedy in Aurora

However we usually define tragedy, there’s something uniquely debilitating about those catastrophes that break into our lives for utterly arbitrary and senseless reasons. Indeed, traditional literary tragedy is often bearable because the pivotal moment...


Requiescat In Pace, Alexander Cockburn

I’m thrilled that we got to read your obit of Hitchens but sadly disappointed that we would never get to read Hitchens’ obit of you. If there’s a place where we can argue in...