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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A War in Paris by Marjane Satrapi

A War in Paris


Blogger Kathleen Stebbins said...

This post reads like something from PostSecret -- slightly guilty, but nonetheless a frank depiction of one person's unflinching POV. The drawings are poetic and moving ... but what disturbs me is the way that it so easily serves up a metaphor for the distance a not-insignificant number of Americans have managed to maintain from such things as 9/11, our invasion of Iraq and the rampant corruption at the highest echelons of our democracy ... the sense that "if it's not happening in my neighborhood, then what's the big deal?" I think that if we're to succeed as a country and as a planet in the coming decades, one of the first steps will be for all of us to recognize a personal, street-level connection to any and all world events, and temper our concern accordingly. Clinging to old perceptions of insulation -- social, political, geographic and religious -- will cease to offer any protection whatsoever (if it ever did).

2:29 AM  
Blogger Continental Drifts said...

I'm continually surprised as to how --at the same time-- modern communication enables us to be connected to world events and at the same time breeds a sense of disinterest and apathy at the goings on.

Kathleen has it exactly right when she says that we –as a planet – have to recognize that we are inextricably intertwined and be more empathetic.

8:57 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

kathleen! very well said, i agree wholeheartedly.

12:03 AM  

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