Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality

Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality

Huffington Post, January 15, 2016 Cults of personality: the term might evoke dictators like Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Kim Jong-un today. Yet cults of personality can flourish in a variety of political contexts, as long as there is...
War and Cinema: It’s Complicated

War and Cinema: It’s Complicated

Huffington Post, February 23, 2015 We are living through another dramatic moment in the complex relationship of war and cinema. This time, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is the movie at issue. It has been nominated for six Academy Awards and praised as an anti-war...
The Captive: A Measure of Our Humanity

The Captive: A Measure of Our Humanity

Huffington Post, December 29, 2014 What is it like to live in captivity? How does one survive, physically and psychologically, the experience of the deprivation of freedom? Which captives are remembered, and which forgotten? Events over the past year have brought...