Worries about post-traumatic stress have become a stock part of the media narrative surrounding tragedies like Boston and Newtown. And resilience is supposedly the best we can hope for in the face of adversity. But what if there's a third option? The story of one mass shooting, and the surprising tug of post-traumatic growth.
Prism and the NSA’s phone tapping programs were supposed to be emergency measures designed to combat terrorism. But what happens when the threat of terrorism is the norm?
We've been worried about a surveillance state since long before George Orwell's 1984. But one thing the Boston bombing taught us is that friends and family are watching much more closely than the FBI.
A prominent anti-racism author attempts to identify what it is that allows many of us to view the Boston bombings and other tragic events as merely horrific.