Posted by The Situationist Staff on September 11, 2011
A number of Situationist posts have discussed the causes an consequences of the 9/11 attacks or have been related, sometimes only implicitly, to the war on terror. Here is a sample:
- Attributing Blame — from the Baseball Diamond to the War on Terror
- Jeffrey Sachs on the Situation of Global Poverty
- Trampling People While Whistling Rights: Normative Visions, Judicial Realities in Times of Terror
- The Situation of Donations
- “The Situation of Prejudice: Us vs. Them? or Them Is Us?”
- “Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Tenet: ‘Guilty‘,”
- “Lessons Learned from the Abu Ghraib Horrors,”
- “The Justice Department, Milgram, & Torture,”
- “The Bush Frame: Us vs. Them; Good vs. Evil; Intentions vs. Consequences,”
- “Why Torture? Because It Feels Good (at least to “Us”),”
- “Law, Chicken Sexing, Torture Memo, and Situation Sense,”
- “Michael McCullough on the Situation of Revenge and Forgiveness,”
- “New Study Looks at the Roots of Empathy,”
- “The ‘Turban Effect’,”
- “Jim Sidanius “Terror, Intergroup Violence, and the Law,” and
- “The Situation of Being ‘(un)American’.”
One series of posts was devoted to the situational sources of war.
- Part I and Part II of the series included portions of an article co-authored by Daniel Kahneman and Jonathan Renshon, titled “Why Hawks Win.”
- Part III reproduced an op-ed written by Situationist friend Dan Gilbert on July 24, 2006.
- Part IV and Part V in the series contained the two halves of an essay written by Situationist Contributor, Jon Hanson within the week following 9/11.
- Part VI contains an op-ed written by Situationist Contributor John Jost on October 1, 2001, “Legitimate Responses to Illegitimate Acts,” which gives special emphasis to the role of system justification.
- Part VII includes a video entitled “Resisting the Drums of War.” The film was created and narrated by psychologist Roy J. Eidelson, Executive Director of the Solomon Asch Center at the University of Pennsylvania.