My Interview about Sacrificial Systems on Peace Paradigm Radio
I had the great pleasure of discussing the sacrificial system, mimetic desire, scapegoating and peacemaking with my wonderful friends at the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler. The interview was broadcast on Peace Paradigm Radio on December 27 and I hope you enjoy our discussion of how René Girard’s insights enable us to take responsibility for our own complicity in the perpetuation of systemic violence. And I hope you’ll become a regular listener of Peace Paradigm Radio which describes itself as “what you can tune into when you tune out of the corporate mass media”. If you care about disrupting the logic that tells us violence is a means to peace, then the insights and interviews that Stephanie and Michael offer are just what you’ve been looking for. My segment begins at 27:30 following Michael’s excellent summation of the logic of the sacrificial system and its ongoing impact in our communities.