Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Anti-war art — nearly impossible

Making an anti-war narrative is difficult, in no small part because the “anti-war” and the “narrative” can get in the way of each other.

Narratives, and especially popular narratives, have beginnings, middles, and ends; they have protagonists and antagonists; they have morals. They create out of war a recognizable story, which tends to rationalize, domesticate, and often justify the subject.

More Follow External Link to Noah Berlatsky, The Atlantic