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.

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