Quentin Tarantino and desensitization to violence

There seems to be a sentiment among moviegoers that cinema presents us with a completely apolitical experience. The word “entertainment” is often thrown around in defense of movies with tenuous moral premises. People say, “It’s mere entertainment,” or, “It’s just fun.” Seen in this light, movies are an escape from
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Seeking the voices of the past

Last year while studying abroad, I met an elderly man in Amsterdam named Rolf. He and his wife, who have both since died, were Holocaust survivors. I mentioned to him that I was staying near the apartment where Anne Frank had been hidden.
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Reflections on 70 years of liberation

This year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers. Historians speculate that between 1940 and 1945, more than 1.1 million people were exterminated at both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II — also called Auschwitz-Birkenau. Below are
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