They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you're next. I don't buy it.
You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images.
Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.
First, those images help us understand the general and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami. The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images.
Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
It is not at all clear how much the media influences public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media.
We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.
Technology has changed the way book publishing works, as it has changed everything else in the world of media.
When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
The key fact missed most often by social scientists utilizing documentary films for data, is this: documentary films are not found or reported things; they're made things.
The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden.