Tugging Meaning Out of Trauma

December 2009
Nieman Reports;Winter2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p69
The article presents the panel discussion entitled "Life After Death: War, Memory and American Identity," at the Trauma in the Aftermath Conference. Drew Gilpin Faust, a historian, author and president of Harvard University, and psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton discussed war, trauma, death, human rights reporting and the role played by journalists in developing narratives to chronicle and share their experiences. They also compare the death rituals from the Civil War from that seen in Iraq.


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