Views and Brews: The New Pornography of Violence
It was not an easy discussion to be a part of but rather a necessary one. Pornography of Violence refers to the depiction of violent behavior—as in pictures, still or video—in a sensational manner so as to arouse excitement, or a quick intense emotional reaction. During our conversation with NPR’s John Burnett and Pulitzer prize winning author and screenwriter Lawrence Wright, we discussed the exponential increase in the violent imagery of war, from Al Queda to Los Zetas, and what impact it has on our idea of war and peace.
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