Tuesday, August 30, 2011

the militarization of cancer talk

In Cancer: Fighting Words, Daniel Menaker explores the militarization of cancer talk with insightfulness and humor.

He ends his essay with a very funny note:

. . . surely some of us may gather strength from saying of those murderous invaders, in our best Churchillian cadences, “We shall fight them in the mediastinum, we shall fight them in the lymph nodes, we shall fight them in the trachea, we shall fight them in the pleura....”

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