Articles by Joanna Bourke
From fraternity houses to welfare applications, shame has long circulated in public life. A new book seeks to broaden our understanding of this complex and often destructive emotion
Two new books explore how surgeons must be resolute and merciless
If the violent group has no clear aims, is negotiation possible?
The writer turned his imprisonment in Auschwitz into a powerful testimony
Joanna Bourke / August 20, 2015
To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw (Allen Lane, £30) On 3rd September 1939, the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stood in the House of Commons and admitted that...
Violence: A Modern Obsession, by Richard Bessel (Simon & Schuster, £20) Violence is a terrible thing. Many of us love war movies, first-person-shooter computer games and other violent...