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Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East – Scholarly Articles


For more information on issues surrounding the exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East please consult the following articles and texts:

President Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power (2014)

Dexter Filkins, The Forever War (2009)

Phil Klay, Redeployment (2014)

Chris Hedges, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (2003)

David J. Morris, The Evil Hours: A Biography of PTSD (2015)

Jonathan Shay, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming (2003)

Matthieu Ricard, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World (2015)

Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (2003)

Kaja Silverman, Flesh of My Flesh (2009)

Leslee Goodman, “The Mystic and the Warrior: Radical Priest Matthew Fox on Loving and Defending Our World,” The Sun, July 2015

Gore Vidal, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We got to Be So Hated (2003)

Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes, Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism (2012)

Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: the Costs and Consequences of American Empire (2004)

Lynsey Addario, Howard Zinn, Dennis Kucinich, Anthony Arnove, Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation (2004)

Errol Morris, Believing is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography (2011)

Mohsin Hamid, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London (2015)

Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles (2005)

Nicholas Mirzoeff, Watching Babylon: The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Bryan Doerries, The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.


Image: Rania Matar, Barbie Girl, Haret Hreik, Beirut, 2006, Archival pigment print, From the series Ordinary Lives