Delaware Valley Journal, April 2023
A newly released film depicting activists planning the destruction of a Texas oil pipeline has reignited a longstanding debate about violence in the media. Could violent portrayals in movies and other art forms lead to real-life violence?
In Southeast Pennsylvania, where there has been heated debate for years over a local pipeline project — including a local Democrat who compared pipeline workers to Nazis — the conversation is more than academic.
The movie “How to Blow up a Pipeline” got its title from a 2021 book by Swedish writer and activist Andreas Malm. In it, Malm suggested environmentalists should consider aggressive, violent destruction of fossil fuel infrastructure to fight climate change’s purported effects.