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Death and horror in real time prove our almost limitless capacity for evil

By Sanya Osha, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town
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The human affinity for blood sport is both ancient and long standing. But there is an even more distressing angle to viewing man-made evil and horror. In the age of digital technology capturing gory scenes of anguish and death is strangely becoming de rigueur. And recorded death and horror in real time prove our almost limitless capacity for evil.

Recently, a friend sent me a video via WhatsApp that left me both dazed and aghast. He hadn’t sent a note of warning to alert…The Conversation


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