Caroline Hamilton

Caroline Hamilton has a Ph.D. from Berkeley. Her work has appeared in the Journal of American Studies, C-Theory, Salmagundi, the Paris Review, and other literary and scholarly journals. Her last piece for Common Dreams was "Mass Murder without Guns."

Articles by this author

Views
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:14pm
Forcible Murder is a Heinous Crime (in Support of Todd Akin)
I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on TV. But when I say “forcible murder,” I am talking about “legitimate murder”—the kind of murder in which the victim did not agree to die. And “legitimate murder” should be regarded as the first-degree homicide of an unwilling human being.
Read more
Views
Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 9:17am
Mass Murder Without Guns
In the wake of the latest Colorado massacre, pundits are leaping to their keyboards to argue against gun control. On CNN James Alan Fox wrote : Mass killers are determined, deliberate and dead-set on murder. They plan methodically to execute their victims, finding the means no matter what laws or other impediments the state attempts to place in their way. To them, the will to kill cannot be denied.
Read more
Views
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 8:16am
The Spirit of Scrooge
Everyone knows the story of "A Christmas Carol": the grouchy old man who dismisses Christmas greetings with "Bah, humbug!," his hard-working clerk Bob Cratchit, cheerful, crippled Tiny Tim, the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. This is a good time to reread the story, available for free from Project Gutenberg. "A Christmas Carol" is remarkably pertinent not only to the season but to the contemporary political climate.
Read more