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About Max S. Gordon

Max S. Gordon is a writer and performer. His work has been published in anthologies such as Inside Separate Worlds and Go the Way Your Blood Beats, and in The New Civil Rights Movement, Democratic Underground, Truthout, Z Magazine, Gay Times and Sapience. His published essays include “Bill Cosby, Himself: Fame, Narcissism and Sexual Violence” and “Faggot as Footnote: On ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, ‘Can I Get A Witness’ and ‘Moonlight.’”

Articles by Max S. Gordon

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

“The power of Fannie Lou Hamer compels you!” Resisting Donald Trump

To deal with Trump we must first face the Trump inside ourselves.

Abu Ghraib: postcards from the edge

The intimate embrace between photography, racism and violence revealed in the Abu Ghraib pictures reminds this New York writer of America’s shadow history, from lynching postcards to pornography. Can America find the courage to face its dark, secretive obsession with the dehumanising gaze?

When I first saw the photographs from Abu Ghraib prison, I tried to make sense of them – and found myself as repulsed and outraged as many other Americans, sharing in the collective disgust and guilt the images evoked.

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