Columnist

James Carroll

Carroll is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University, holder of the 2011 Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair at Emory University, and a columnist for the Globe. He is author of ten novels and six works of non-fiction, including “Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.”

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Welcoming the new sexual revolution

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If there was one thing more startling than Bruce Jenner’s interview, it was the ultra-conservative Rick Santorum coming promptly to his defense.

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Making weapons of our own destruction

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Most of the weapons being sold by US corporations in the Middle East are for use in anarchic sectarian conflict.

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The wicked irony of Holy Week

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Intended to transform suffering, these observances became, down through the ages, a transcendent source of suffering.

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By making war, US unleashed mass rape

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In Washington, policy makers’ anticipations of “collateral damage” are self-servingly abstract.