If you have a strong stomach, read this article about rape in Haiti (skip the next couple lines if you’re not up to it):
But that pain pales in comparison to the torment of learning last March that her 5-year-old granddaughter had been raped. . . .
Hers is a tragedy of rape compounded: Her granddaughter, now 6, was conceived in the gang rape of her daughter.
What happens when the democratic process is studied using modern social science techniques? Unintentional hilarity ensues, “Why don’t the best people win elections?”
Could we call the tribe Unitarian Universalists? “Dr. Haidt argued that social psychologists are a ‘tribal-moral community’ united by ‘sacred values’ that hinder research and damage their credibility.”
I’m interested in a lot different subjects, all of which seem to be present in this story. Sexual dystopia may be triggering a sovereign debt crisis (paging GBFM!). The article also gets to Germany’s stealthy takeover of the EU, “Voting Ms. Angela Merkel as the next Italian Prime Minister would probably be a step in the right direction.”
It’s a good thing we teamed up with the Soviets to make the British and French leave the Suez canal under Egyptian control.