REBLOG: A History of Violence: Understanding Narratives of Terror

This post originally featured on the French History Network Blog. Visit their site for more great content. The violence which marred French streets last week cannot be understood outwith historical context. Its very horror lies in its spontaneity, in its mundane settings, and in the obscurity of its perpetrators. The shootings that occurred in Paris were not counter-hegemonic violence. They were not coherent political messages. … Continue reading REBLOG: A History of Violence: Understanding Narratives of Terror