Manifestos. Sadly, tragically, heart-breakingly, the man who targeted, shot and

Manifestos. Sadly, tragically, heart-breakingly, the man who targeted, shot and killed 11 black people at a grocery store in Buffalo has apparently published a manifesto onto social media.
It has become a tragic association: a manifesto followed by violence and hate articulated in gunfire and death.
In your own experience, as you look around at mass violence events, how do you understand the link between manifestos of hate and outbreaks of violence?
Try to focus on the news or social media coverage afforded these manifestos. You may also look up one or two journal articles dealing with how acts of hate and violence are now accompanied by manifestos. The Mair book on Guerrilla Aesthetics is useful here too.
Write up to 1000 words (again, you don’t have to write this much in order to write a good paper) on this topic. Use news and academic sources. But incorporate your expereinces and understanding of mass violence into the literature you find. Ultimately, the paper should deal with how manifestos used to be linked with movements, back in the day, and now how they are associated with individual acts of hate and murder.

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