Tom Palaima

Tom Palaima

Tom Palaima, a MacArthur fellow and professor of Classics at University of Texas at Austin, has long taught and written about the human experience of war and violence.

Articles by this author

A caricature of President Donald Trump. Views
Saturday, January 19, 2019
President Donald Trump and Political Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Back in August 2016, Angel M. Castillo, based on what was being said and done on the campaign trail, proposed as an analogy from psychiatry that Donald Trump and his supporters were suffering from a collective case of political Munchausen Syndrome. Boiled down, this means that although they were...
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IDF soldiers hold their weapons Views
Monday, June 25, 2018
Sniper’s War and Anti-Terrorist Terrorism
Have you ever been sniped at – a bullet “cracking” as it just misses you? Probably not, unless you’re ex-Army or Marines, a grunt fighting on foot, like my friend Ben Whitney (a pseudonym), a Vietnam vet and professor of history who has good reasons for wanting our joint piece to appear under my...
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