Jun 27, 2014
Gladiators in the Colosseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at the misery or majesty of others. But this week, we ask the question: What's it like when the tables are turned and all eyes are on you?
- In Iraq, everyone from the militant group known as ISIS to the government security forces and shiite militias have been putting on such a deliberate show. Each faction has its own videos, parades, flags, propaganda and counter-propaganda. Plus the fighting. Together they make up a spectacle the entire country of Iraq — and really the whole world — is watching collectively. (16 1/2 minutes)