Monthly Archives: October, 2014

The Congo Wars, Ambiguous in Ideology yet Clear in Slaughter; A brief review of Jason K. Stearns “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters”

This was the first book I have ever read upon the topic of the Congo wars and to be completely honest I had absolutely no idea of the violence prior to this text. I also was completely unaware of Jason Stearns involvement in the research of the central African conflicts as well as being a […]

An attempt at bringing reality to consciousness, A review of Philip Gourevitch’s We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families

What separates us from the reality of genocide? This question by far is what I felt was desperately being grasped at throughout Gourevitch’s work. The question of whether or not peoples of distant lands can ever truly sympathize with the horrors of genocide far from them has been the primary defendant of the “it never […]

A short analysis of Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz

Survival is considered one of the most powerful abilities of humanity. Whether it is jumping off a cliff to avoid a charging animal or simply taking a bit out of a sandwich for lunch, by any means we sustain ourselves. But what of when we face each other; does ones sole survival take precedence over […]

(Rough/Possible) Abstract For FSEM Paper

From as early as the the spread of the black plague (Yersinia Pestis) to the weaponization of the Anthrax bacterium (Bacillus Anthracis), much of warfare and the home-front alike across history have suffered at the hands of organisms that remain hidden to the unaided eye. Since its conception, microbiology has sought to gain a better […]