Private Violence

The unspeakable crimes are being yanked out of the shadows What might be called public violence is as American as assassinations, mob wars and mass murders, the stuff of screaming headlines and periodic national soul searching. What might be called private violence, what people who know each other, even profess to love each other, do to each other, is a nightmarish realm only beginning to be forthrightly explored. Its particular horror stems from its viola tions of the trust upon which all intimate human relations...

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