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Notes on Evil (Critic's Essay)

Notes on Evil (Critic's Essay)

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Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
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What is "evil"? How is it categorized, understood and used? Surveying examples from cinema, music, and politics, Notes on Evil provides observations on the mechanisms by which societies construct enemies in a collective bid to expel their 'problems'. But does the label of evil help to rid us of social ills? Or does it just lead to superficial purges that distract us from deeper forms of inequity?

Artist and writer Steven Warwick offers a series of notes on the overlapping social architectures that frame our current discourse on good and evil, seeking to chart a path beyond our collective impasse.