A Tuesday morning twelve years ago…

by Flickr user hankplank

I generally hate the hyper-patriotic memorialization of this day, as I’d prefer to forget. But today saw many on social media sharing their stories, so I thought I’d share mine, too. I was in the subway, headed to work at the Civilian Complaint Review Board a couple blocks south of the towers, in the financial district.… Continue reading A Tuesday morning twelve years ago…

Why the Bombings Mean That We Must Support My Politics

I always have trouble expressing my feelings on 9/11. Finally, someone has done it for me. Of course the World Trade Center bombings are a uniquely tragic event, and it is vital that we never lose sight of the human tragedy involved. However, we must also consider if this is not also a lesson to… Continue reading Why the Bombings Mean That We Must Support My Politics

White Men and Victimhood

I’ve been having an ongoing conversation with a number of people about the supposed ‘plight’ of the well-educated white male. We’ve been searching for the non-existential root causes to the alienation that many left-leaning white men experience in US culture, especially the academy. The idea is that, while we are all human and troubled by… Continue reading White Men and Victimhood