The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Empathize Anyway

By the Author

One of the least studied subjects in world history is the mass psychic exhaustion inflicted by occupation on the occupied, and the intense toll this takes in the long term — the low-level but very real PTSD that results. Our cameras tend to focus on the most visible victims of such occupation, and what barely makes the news, if at all, is the effect of the millions of micro-aggressions that are never filmed but keep the occupied in a near constant state of…

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Mark Olmsted

Mark Olmsted

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Author, "Ink from the Pen: A Prison Memoir" about my time behind bars. See GQ dot com “Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die” for story of how I got there.