Sophocles and the Theatre of War Catharsis
Now that Bin Laden is dead, we can turn the rapt attention of one eye to our future and how we choose to cope with death, loss and drama in a theatre of war. Young men and women are asked to wear the uniform of the United States of America and kill and punish people for pay under our flag. How does that experience affect them? How does knowingly killing strangers influence behavior, thoughts, a sense of self-security and humble future wishes?
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