Consider why the deaths of 6 million people in rural Congo are rarely mentioned, while 13 killed in London is global news
In the 21st century, the search for national security has become a source of urban insecurity.
The traditional security paradigm in our western-style democracies fails to accommodate a key feature of today’s wars: when our major powers go to war, the enemies they now encounter are irregular combatants. Not troops, organised into armies; but “freedom” fighters, guerrillas, terrorists. Some are as easily grouped by common purpose as they are disbanded. Others engage in wars with no end in sight.
When a major work of art is destroyed, it generates horror and loss – but 6 million killed in rural Congo? Nothing
Link : Welcome to a new kind of war: the rise of endless urban conflict