“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”
—James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans
Angus Nurse has published a scholarly article in The Comics Grid See No Evil, Print No Evil: The Criminalization of Free Speech in DMZ which examines contemporary notions of free speech and the criminalization of journalistic expression since 9/11.
At this point, I guess I really shouldn't be shocked that a person holding high government office, like Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, would be capable of such casually ignorant racism. That he would direct it at Rep. Colleen Hanabusa while she was questioning him about funding for the preservation of the history of Japanese American internment during World War II—and do it with a smirky smile (see the video)—has me banging my head against my desk in frustration.