Author Archives: Lyndsey Stonebridge

About Lyndsey Stonebridge

Lyndsey Stonebridge is professor of modern literature and history at the University of East Anglia England. Her latest book is The Judicial Imagination: Writing after Nuremberg (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), winner of the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. Placeless People: Rights, Writing and Refugees is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Her other books include The Destructive Element: British Psychoanalysis and Modernism (Palgrave Macmillan, 1998), Reading Melanie Klein (with John Phillips, Routledge, 1998), The Writing of Anxiety: Imagining Wartime in Mid-Century British Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and British Fiction after Modernism: The Novel at Mid-Century (with Marina MacKay, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). She is currently writing a short book on human rights and literature.

Humanitarianism Was Never Enough: Dorothy Thompson, Sands of Sorrow, and the Arabs of Palestine

If governments get the idea that they can expropriate their citizens and turn them loose on the kindness of the rest of the world, the business will never end. A precedent will be created; a formula will have been found. —Dorothy Thompson, “Escape in a Frozen World,” Survey Graphic, 1939 “Politics,” said Aristotle, “is the art of discerning what is good for mankind.” The problem of the Arab refugee can make or break support for the west in the most critical strategical area, economically and Continue reading → Continue reading →