Sunday, January 03, 2010
Killing Monsters (Gerard Jones)
A very interesting polemic against all the scare stories saying (eg) 'video games make children violent'. Jones' argument, if I manage to summarise it fairly, is essentially that children require "violent" fantasy in order to process the very real extremes of emotion that modern life puts them through - and that removing fantasy violence makes them more emotionally crippled. I found it a very plausible analysis. Recommended.