Category Archives: slavery

The Power of Tyranny, the Tyranny of Power

By Kathie MM and Anthony J. Marsella To begin our new series on Torture, Tyranny, and Terrorizing, Dr. Anthony Marsella shared his perspectives on torture , highlighting the many forms that torture can take, ranging from child abuse through slavery … Continue reading

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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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What’s in a name? (This one doesn’t smell so sweet.)

Columbus Day.  Everybody loves a day off, but honestly, does the United States really want to continue celebrating the name of a man who was a slave owner, a slave trader, a greedy, cruel, vicious dishonest brute? A lot of … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

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In these troubled times, I appreciate more than ever the spiritual Amazing Grace, especially the first stanza: Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now … Continue reading

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