Lessons of Bobby Sands

Before there was the produce farmer who set himself on fire in Tunisia¬† Before there was a Pakistani boy who stopped a school bomber¬† Before there was the Nelson Mandela who set a nation on fire, and then the world There was Bobby Sands. Some say it was Sands who influenced Mandela. Bobby Sands and [Read More…]

Reconciling a dark past

One of the things that surprised me the most about the trip to Normandy was the number of Germans paying tribute at the American war memorials at Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the stories of war we tell, and the mythology of war we cling to. [Read More…]