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Daily Archives: December 20th, 2012

What One Reader Learned about Antidepressants

  IN THE ongoing discussion of antidepressants and violence, Zippy Catholic, who has also commented on the issue here, writes: As for myself, although I’ve never been on psychotropic drugs, I’ve personally seen people who were not violent or suicidal become violent and suicidal on SSRI’s, and then lose those characteristics when carefully weaned off […]

Robert Bork

  DON VINCENZO writes: Robert Bork died yesterday. The nation has lost a great patriot, towering jurisprudential intellect, and devoted Christian. I met him only once, but during our extended conversation (at an airport where we were awaiting boarding of a delayed flight), I came to realize that, to quote the Bard, Judge Bork’s qualities were […]

Feminism Encroaches on the Mormons

    HENRY McCULLOCH writes: Not content to destroy the armed forces of every Western nation, subvert all of the churches in every Western nation, shut down worthy boys’ and mens’ sports teams nationwide, and distort news reporting and entertainment everywhere by imposing their bizarre worldview and slate of grievances, feminists now train their sights […]

The People vs. the Masses

  IN AN essay posted at Tradition in Action, the late Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira examined nativity scenes by 17th-century Portuguese artists. He wrote: At a first glance, [a scene by the sculptor Joaquim Machado de Castro] might create an impression of disorder in some observers. We are accustomed to the disciplined and soulless crowds of […]

Firearms Training for Teachers

  OATH KEEPERS has offered to provide free self-defense and firearms training to school teachers and administrators. Stewart Rhodes, the organization’s founder, writes: Children deserve to be defended. And the teachers and staff who are responsible for children during the school day deserve to know how to defend them – effectively, decisively, and at the very […]

In a Young Man, Supreme Evil

  IN THIS previous entry on Adam Lanza, Perfesser Plum writes: Take everything evil in human history, every iconic villain, every sin and character defect of our mournful species; squeeze them into one body and soul, and you get the modern mass killer of children in the guise of a young adult.