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<i>Second Afterword—Then and Now: Notes on the Historical Significance of</i> The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Daniel Berrigan

in The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223305
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823223305.003.0007
Second Afterword—Then and Now: Notes on the               Historical Significance of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

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This chapter discusses the significance of the trial of the Catonsville Nine. It argues that the courage of the Catonsville Nine and the many others who rejected the war helped bring home the collective realization that thousands of American soldiers had been killed and that Vietnamese deaths would be in the millions. It then turns to the media coverage of the Iraq war and discusses how the creation of a new TV genre for war distances the public from experiencing emotional empathy or responsibility for war's victims.

Keywords: Catholic activists; Catonsville; defendants; trials; Vietnam War; Iraq war

Chapter.  4732 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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