The Subjectivity of Conflicts

“Well of course, everything is subjective, once you get beyond the barest of facts. Imagine an immutable fact, a corpse lying on the floor, with a visible wound to the head. But the moment you call that corpse a victim, you begin to tell a story, and if you enlarge that to “victim of a senseless crime,” then you have the makings of a plot.”

Kidder, Tracy. Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013.p. 84–85.

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