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A Letter to George Bush: A Talk Presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Teach-In on "Art and Grief," September 21, 2001

A Letter to George Bush: A Talk Presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Teach-In... Page 9 INTERVENTION Lisa Brock I am happy to be here. As many of the students who are currently taking a class with me know, I have been working on a letter to George Bush, ever since the events of a few days ago. I have spoken to them about this letter, but have not shared it until now. I would like to begin my discussion today by sharing a passage from my letter. And then I will conclude by linking this letter to my ideas on how artists might begin to deal with grief. . . . . . Dear George Bush, It is indeed a horrible and very sad time in our world when thousands of regular people are killed by such an act of extreme and senseless violence. I have visited the World Trade Center and understand that it could have been me or my husband or my son or someone that I love, and my heart goes out to those who are grieving and feeling a sense of loss. When I saw the scenes of destruction, I wondered if that is what Hiroshima, Vietnam, or Iraq looked like after the bombing by the United http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Radical History Review Duke University Press

A Letter to George Bush: A Talk Presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Teach-In on "Art and Grief," September 21, 2001

Radical History Review , Volume 2003 (85) – Jan 1, 2003

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by MARHO: The Radical Historians' Organization, Inc.
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0163-6545
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1534-1453
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10.1215/01636545-2003-85-9
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Page 9 INTERVENTION Lisa Brock I am happy to be here. As many of the students who are currently taking a class with me know, I have been working on a letter to George Bush, ever since the events of a few days ago. I have spoken to them about this letter, but have not shared it until now. I would like to begin my discussion today by sharing a passage from my letter. And then I will conclude by linking this letter to my ideas on how artists might begin to deal with grief. . . . . . Dear George Bush, It is indeed a horrible and very sad time in our world when thousands of regular people are killed by such an act of extreme and senseless violence. I have visited the World Trade Center and understand that it could have been me or my husband or my son or someone that I love, and my heart goes out to those who are grieving and feeling a sense of loss. When I saw the scenes of destruction, I wondered if that is what Hiroshima, Vietnam, or Iraq looked like after the bombing by the United

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Radical History ReviewDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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