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Media Facades Might Mislead

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AM-NY Logo[First published in AM New York]  

YOU’LL HAVE ADMIRED the Time Warner Center, of course. The communications giant doesn’t, you probably know, occupy that entire eponymous Center, but Chief Executive Richard Parsons was eager to get the company name emblazoned on the whole luxurious shebang of a building  …  top-notch restaurants, glitzy stores, pricey food market and all.      Continue reading “Media Facades Might Mislead” »

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The Human Meaning of Collateral

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Tahseen[First published in AM New York]

SURELY IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST public moments of private pain in the Iraq war. Tahseen Hassan, the husband of murdered aid worker Margaret Hassan, saying with quiet dignity to a TV camera: “Margaret lived with me in Iraq for 30 years. She dedicated her life to serving the Iraqi people. Please, now, please return her to rne.”

There’s an ugly term for an ugly notion – one designed by professionals to deny the reality of the ugliness. It’s “collateral“. Continue reading “The Human Meaning of Collateral” »

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