Transgressing the Logic of the New Tyrannical Normal

Daniel Broudy Scholars have speculated that Shirley Jackson’s timeless story The Lottery (1948) was a contemplation of and attempt to make sense of the ghastly forms of rationalization at work in Nazi death camps uncovered during the postwar Nuremberg trials. While the major theme of Jackson’s story, man’s general inhumanity toward humankind, continues to reverberate, the development …

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