Tag Archives: Paris terror attacks

When It Comes to Culture, Bet on France

In the wake of the ISIS attacks, France has something to fall back on: its proud literary tradition.

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ISIS Mastermind Like Mystery Cat Macavity

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind behind the Paris attacks, is like Eliot’s “Macavity: the Mystery Cat.” He has been connected with a string of terrorist incident but is never captured.

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Can Poetry Respond Adequately to Evil?

Americans turned to Auden’s “September 1, 1939” following 9-11, and it can inspire and guide us following the Paris terror attacks.

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Love & the Red Fool-Fury of the Seine

Tennyson, responding to Paris massacres in the 1840s, asserts his faith in love and in social truth. Our challenge is to continue to believe this in the wake of the recent terror attacks.

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