Category Archives: Death penalty

Reflections on Torture

By Guest Author, Anthony J. Marsella My study of the history of torture led me to conclude that our understanding of the nature, meaning, and consequences of “torture” may best be advanced by construing “torture,” not solely as a separate … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, CONCLUSION

by Stefan Schindler To paraphrase George Santayana: Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Not only is America the most militarized and largest debtor country in the world, it remains the only technologically advanced country lacking … Continue reading

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NATURAL AND HUMAN-MADE DISASTERS:

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Disasters:  “More than a Word” by  Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. 1. Distant Disasters The word “disasters” has become much more than a word as humanity becomes aware of the numerous natural, human-made, and human-facilitated disasters in our times.  In distant … Continue reading

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Out of the Depths of Hell, a Light Beckons

In contrast to the 103 countries that have abolished capital punishment and the 50 additional countries no longer practicing it, an intransigent US, marching mostly to its own drummer, continues to execute people. Most recently, on Monday June 29, the … Continue reading

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