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Paris Burning: On the Obligation to Weep With Those Who Weep

Being further from an event does not make one more “objective” about those events, however. Indeed, as Falling Man demonstrates, it is often those closest to the scene of the crime, those who are “emotionally compromised” who are actually the most articulate at exploring the impact of this terror. Those of us who are further and farther away are, in fact, less objective for thinking that we are somehow objective. We are actually unable to place the magnitude of such events in context.

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