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The Politics of Violence

As Carl von Clausewitz tells us,”War is merely the continuation of politics by other means.”

And yet for some reason, this adage has largely been ignored in the context of spree shootings in America and elsewhere around the world. The mainstream media and alternative media endlessly debate on the reason for┬áthe ultraviolence present in American culture, but whether they blame mental illness, easy access to firearms, media glorification, or miscreant “foreigners”, everyone seems to ignore the fact that a sizable amount of spree shooters are political radicals, dissidents, or otherwise part of a marginalized political minority.

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