Tag Archives: warfare

Bolton’s Preventive War, Greek Style

Incoming national security advisor John Bolton favors preventive war. Euripides describes an egregious act of prevention in the killing of Hector’s child in “The Trojan Women.”

Posted in Euripides | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Trump’s Cheap Nuclear Bomb Talk

With Donald Trump talking so casually about the use of nuclear bombs, it is important to remind ourselves how horrific they are. This power Carolyn Forché poem opens our eyes.

Posted in Forché (Carolyn) | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harry Potter’s Use of Asymmetric Warfare

In today’s post I link to two very smart articles looking at Harry Potter through the lens of the battle against terrorism and armed conflict as it is conducted in today’s world.

Posted in Rowling (J. K.) | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

  • AVAILABLE NOW!

  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

    Please feel free to e-mail me [rrbates (at) smcm (dot) edu]. I would be honored to hear your thoughts and questions about literature.

  • Sign up for weekly newsletter

    Your email will not be shared or sold.
    * = required field

    powered by MailChimp!
  • Twitter Authentication data is incomplete