Isaac Miller

Of War and Metaphor: Documentaries and Interviews from the 2015 Full Frame Film Festival

We live in a time of war, both real and metaphorical. The 20th century has saddled us with a linguistic trope that can trap our perceptions of the problems and questions we face, and that has a way of turning metaphorical conflict into literal conflict. Some metaphorical wars seem to have disappeared (the war on poverty has seemingly morphed into a war of takers against makers). Others, like the war on drugs, the war on terror and the culture wars have been hard to shake.

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