Geoffrey Fox – written words

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Helen of Troy

Blog

Dying for a mirage: ­ Yesterday I saw Ellen McLaughlin’s play “Helen,” based on Euripides’ play of the same name…  Just like in real life, the bloodiest wars are fought for things that exist only in men’s minds: “eternal Israel,” “free Palestine,” “jihad,” “Tamil homeland,” “Aryan supremacy,” “the American way of life,” etc. Pretty perceptive, that Euripides. I hope he writes some more. 2002.03.24

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Yihadists

Blog

How is it that so many young men and women born and raised in secular, post-Christian, democratic societies in Western Europe (or the U.S.) acquire the passion to kill and die for Islam?

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Honor/shame in Cuba

Non-fiction

As a twenty-four-year-old black construction worker complained: “Nowadays the woman in Cuba almost rules herself and sometimes they rule her from outside. Neither the father, nor the mother nor the husband rules her.”
(From “Honor, Shame, and Women’s Liberation in Cuba: The Views of Working-Class Émigré Men,” 1973)

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