Great expectations come with disappointment: Violence and conflict in the postmodern era

"Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing" said George Orwell in the midst of political storm that tormented our lives during the Cold War. The fall of Berlin Wall and the advancement in technology and innovation have rendered our everyday lives both practical and more bewildering in the last decades of the twentieth century. But, the technological advancement might create catastrophe too. We see that dualism with the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq when the aircrafts targeted civilians and innocents. These scenes were familiar to us indeed. It happened before in Hiroshima with the devestating impacts of an atomic bomb. Our expectations about crea