Joan Wickersham: Searching for right words, comfort
Joan Wickersham, Boston Globe
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:00 am
We’re watching television. We can’t seem to turn it off. We want information, insight, words that will help make sense of something frightening and mysterious. Words are being thrown around, but the more they are used, the more layered and elusive their meanings become.
Terror. In its simplest sense, the word means fear. But no one uses it in its simplest sense anymore. It has political overtones and an inflammatory effect.
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