A new collection of essays by the internationally recognized cultural critic and intellectual historian Martin Jay that revolves around the themes of violence and visuality, with essays on the Holocaust and virtual reality, religious violence, the art world, and the Unicorn Killer, among a wide range of other topics.

chapter |10 pages


chapter 2|6 pages

Peace in Our Time

chapter 3|8 pages

Fathers and Sons: Jan Philipp Reemtsma and the

ByFrankfurt School

chapter 4|8 pages

The Ungrateful Dead

chapter 6|10 pages

The Conversion of the Rose

chapter 7|6 pages

Pen Pals with the Unicorn Killer

chapter 8|10 pages

Kwangju: From Massacre to Biennale

chapter 11|14 pages

Astronomical Hindsight: The Speed of Light

ByVirtual Reality

chapter 14|14 pages

Somaesthetics and Democracy: John Dewey

ByContemporary Body Art

chapter 15|6 pages

The Paradoxes of Religious Violence