What’s The Matter With All Of Us?

The Stockholm syndrome (when the prisoner identifies with his or her jailer) was framed accurately following the 2004 national elections by Thomas Frank in his seminal book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas.” Frank’s vision was one of fading and suffering blue collar workers and towns still opting for a positive economic future, buying into symbols […]

Wall Street Bonuses; Traumatized Haiti

The visual juxtaposition is compelling – congressional hearings in Washington where bailed-out bankers defend their mega-bonuses as “doing God’s work” while thousands of dust-covered and injured earthquake victims stare eerily into the after-shock silence of their personal suffering in Haiti, the latest example of global climate insecurity. In either case, the odds are not good […]