Archive for: empathy

Ugliness, Empathy, and Octavia Butler

On not wanting to read about creepy crawly things.

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Empathy and Iconicity, cont’d

The uses and limits of empathy in comics.

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The Tyranny of Comforters

Michael Chabon is a writer of literary fiction, which means that in many ways, even more than a politician, he is a professional empathizer. As a matter of course, he wrote about the Tucson shooting, and specifically about Obama’s speech.

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