Posts Tagged: wartime
At Guernica, Richard Falk discusses journalism during the Vietnam War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how remaining ‘objective’ is actually being biased by turning a blind-eye to suffering:
I came to realize that the journalistic ethos as applied to foreign policy was indifferent to the wartime suffering of the enemy population and a humanitarian catastrophe of massive proportions.
For all the logophiles out there—the Awl published an essay on how wartime words are integrated into our vernacular. Just as technological advances happened in the context of war, language evolved via wartime slang.
War is the context behind “trench coat” and “airminded.” A great history lesson to start your day!...more