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Daily Archives: July 7th, 2009

Decadent Old Age

  How did we reach the point where we both sanction suicide among the old and yet go to extraordinary lengths to extend their lives? We got here by losing sight of what life is. Roughly 60,000 Americans in their eighties now have open-heart surgery every year, according to a recent study, as reported in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. And, […]