An excerpt from my latest column for the International New York Times, on the nature of contemporary terrorism.
In the past, the distinction between political violence and sociopathic rage was relatively clear. No longer. There seems today almost a continuum between ideological violence, disjointed fury and some degree of sociopathy or mental illness. What constitutes ideological violence has decayed; instead, amorphous rage has become a persistent feature of public life.
Read the full article in the International New York Times.
The painting is Francis Bacon’s Tryptich