Dr LLoyd Sederer

A War With No Name

It is becoming difficult to remember all the killings. Among the places draped in black are Brussels, Lahore, Germany twice over, Japan, the terror-torn countries of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya ― again and again, Egypt, Turkey, Paris, Nice, and now, yesterday, Normandy. An 86-year-old priest, Père Jacques Hamel, was saying Mass in a parish...

Murder Amidst Celebration: Nice France Terrorism

Le quartorze juillet, 14 July, Bastille Day in France celebrates the storming of the Bastille, then a prison and fortress in Paris, two days after the French Revolution began in 1789. It is the equivalent of The 4th of July in the U.S. For 14 years, I have been coming to France regularly. I am writing from the village in rural France that we...

Film Review: The Music of Strangers

The barbarity of the Orlando club massacre casts a pall on our civilization. Yet, as many have said, what we need more than anything in the wake of such human ugliness is evidence of our beauty, determination, and capacity for unity and generosity. We all start off as strangers to one another – as did the diverse group of international musicians...

Violence: What We Know and What We Need to Know

Violence is painfully once again in the headlines in this county. Orlando tragically adds to the list of mass shootings this year that demonstrates that the U.S., with 5 percent of the population of the globe, had 31 percent of its public mass shootings. The number of mass murders in this country in 2016 to date exceeds the days passed this year...