The last thing the U.S. should do is become militarily embroiled in the conflict raging again in Iraq. But for Americans to shake their heads in lofty disdain and turn away, as if they have no responsibility for the continued bloodletting, is outrageous.
When I lived in Europe and Africa, I spent six years in a relationship with an Arab man. The first time I walked into his parents' home, I felt completely at home. So when I read about peoples' fears of Muslims, I scratch my head.
Is your life worth more to your government than a few pence added onto Big Oil's share price? Sometimes there is a story that lays out the priorities of governments once the doors are closed and cameras switched off.
To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.