Interviews with leading thinkers on the crisis of violence in contemporary politics, history, media, and culture
In a series of penetrating conversations, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard talk with a wide range of cutting-edge thinkers—including Oliver Stone, Simon Critchley, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak—to explore the role of violence in politics, culture, the media, public speech, and against the environment. "To bring out the best of us," writes Evans, "we have to confront the worst of what humans are capable of doing to one another. In short, there is a need to confront the intolerable realities of violence in this world." First published in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books, these lively, in-depth exchanges among historians, theorists, and artists offer a timely and bracing look at how the increasing expression and acceptance of violence—in all strata of society—has become a defining feature of our times.
Praise for Brad Evans:
"Brad Evans has quickly emerged as one of the leading thinkers on violence in the contemporary world... he challenges us to stand up and speak out, and to courageously strive for a more emancipatory and inclusive world."—Adrian Parr, author of The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics
"[Brad Evans is] the George Clooney of philosophy."—Russell Brand