“There’s the reality of this, and the sanitized Hollywood version of this.”
Two pieces this week made me wish for more plays, movies and fiction that take on the U.S. empire and war machine.
Hope you’ll find some inspiration in the article and podcast below.
Olúfémi Táíwò writes on the existential necessity of facing down Goliath.
“The deciding aspect of politics over these next crucial years will turn on battles against overwhelmingly powerful foes who will try to prevent radical redistribution of resources… In the United States, a slight partisan shift in government is a slim reed on which to pin hopes for a turn away from ruthless imperialism.”
Seth Harp speaks on investigating a pattern of murders at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg. The interview unfolds into a useful primer on US special forces and their ties to Hollywood.
My two true crime thrillers take on microcosms of the sociopathy within the US’s imperial structure.