Dad

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I thought long and hard about posting this – and even asked peers if I should – Danny, especially. Some of you know that my Dad died a couple weeks back. The Service is next Tuesday. Besides being one of his Trustees, I decided to create a video celebrating his life, which will be shown at Service. He had specifically …

Dark Tourism

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To me, ‘Dark Tourism‘ is rather inevitable. Places like Tuol Sleng in Cambodia seem to do a better job of earning tourist dollars than in aiding national reconciliation. But a glance at the visitor’s book (and the limited academic research available) shows that most visitors come to bear witness and pay respects. Craig Wright, in his chapter ‘Contested National Tragedies‘ …