Terrorism hurts us all, if not with direct violence, injury or death then by eroding peace, community life and civil liberties. But public discourse around it is often shallow and manipulative. It’s time for a deeper look at this issue: what is terrorism and what should we do about it?
Claudia Bernardi is an installation artist and printmaker whose artwork is drawn from war and the post-war period. Born in Argentina, Bernardi was affected by the military junta (1976-1983) that caused 30,000 “desaparecidos.”
Mark Danner has been writing about foreign affairs and politics, covering Central America, Haiti, the Balkan wars, and Iraq. A former staff writer for the New Yorker and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, his books are “The Massacre at El Mozote,” “Torture and Truth,” “The Secret Way to War,” and “Stripping Bare the Body.”
Susan Griffin, the author of 21 books, including the ecological and feminist classic, “Woman and Nature,” and “A Chorus of Stones the Private Life of War,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, has received many honors, including an NEA grant, a Northern California Book Award, an Emmy and a Guggenheim Foundation Award.
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism, including “Men Explain Things to Me,” “The Faraway Nearby,” “A Paradise Built in Hell,” and “River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West,” for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award.