24 May 2009
Ames' Going Postal
Mark Ames' book Going Postal is well worth the read. I read it about twelve months ago and found it to be fascinating.
Since reading it there have been more rage murders as Ames calls them. These have appeared to endorse his thesis; namely, that we are living under a system of intolerable stress. Some people respond to that stress by snapping, rebelling and killing.
Meanwhile, over at the Exile they tell us that there is going to be a Going Postal documentary on BBC-2 on 25th May.
If you don't read the book, try and see the documentary.
Here's a link to a newspaper article discussing the making of the documentary, "Going Postal: making a film about mass murderers" from The Telegraph.
Update - Stick to the book.