Review: Going Postal
My review of Mark Ames’ Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyond is available on PopMatters today. Ames examines workplace and school massacres by looking at the environments that spawned the tragedies. This is a grueling book to read. For example, there is a section on CEO greed that will make you lurk around the #1 Reserved Parking Spot outside the corporate home office tomorrow, clenching your fists as you wait for that Mercedes to glide into view.
But even though this book isn’t necessarily fun, it is a challenging, well-argued, thought-provoking, and controversial treatise on a cultural problem. Check out the entire review here.