The New Pornography of Violence

V&B: The New Pornography of Violence

It’s not an easy discussion, but rather a necessary one. Pornography of Violence refers to the depiction of violent behavior—as in pictures, still or video—in a sensational manner so as to arouse excitement, or a quick intense emotional reaction. During our conversation with NPR’s  John Burnett  and Pulitzer prize winning author and screenwriter Lawrence Wright , we discuss the exponential increase in the violent imagery of war, from Al Queda to Los Zetas, and what impact it has on our idea of war and peace.