The Underreported Epidemic Of Firefighter Suicide

Every now and then you come across a story that cries out for more recognition.  I recently had that feeling when I began to read more about the epidemic of firefighter suicides, which is part of the larger problem of untreated firefighter PTSD and depression nationwide.  Like many traditionally masculine professions, firefighters and their health problems do not get the same level of attention from the media that is devoted to female, child, and reproductive health issues.

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Balancing Internet Privacy With Public Access To Information

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Readers may have heard of the strange, tragic story of a thirty-one year old Italian woman named Tiziana Cantone.  According to media reports, she made sex videos with a current boyfriend and then sent them to several other people, among them one of her ex-boyfriends.  At some point in the spring of 2015, the videos were uploaded to various porn sites.  From this point, Cantone became the target of ridicule and mockery.

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The Legacy Of Argentina’s Military Junta

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The mainstream media narrative about Argentina in the 1970s goes something like this: (1) Argentina was governed by a brutal, merciless military junta from 1976 to 1983; (2) the dictatorship conducted an unprovoked campaign of extermination against leftists that left tens of thousands dead; (3) the leftists were innocent students.  This story—in one form or another—is what has become part of the accepted narrative of this period of Argentinian history.

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Free Speech Victory: Korean Professor Challenges “Comfort Women” History

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Intellectual bravery can take many forms.  Sometimes it manifests itself in the undertaking of a difficult, laborious work of scholarship.  At other times it appears in the selection of some controversial topic that challenges conventional wisdom.  Conventional wisdom, as we all know, does not appreciate being challenged:  its adherents are likely to react blindly, even violently, in their attempts to push the dissenting view back into the shadows.

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Dirk Benedict’s “Lost In Castration”

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By some miracle I stumbled on this incredible article written in 2006 by actor Dirk Benedict.  For those unfamiliar with his name, he is an American film and stage actor with a career that dates back to the 1970s.  His “big break” came in the late 1970s when he won a lead role on the television series Battlestar Galactica.  When the news came in 2006 that the series would be “re-imagined” (i.e., feminized) with a woman playing his old role, he was moved to write the following essay.

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Coming In Summer 2017: Sallust’s “Conspiracy Of Catiline” And “War Of Jugurtha”

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Intrigue…murder…the lust for power…and the fatal hubris that leads men to their dooms.

These are some of the compelling themes of Sallust’s famous works The Conspiracy of Catiline and The War of Jugurtha.  Considered the first of the great Roman historians, Sallust’s gripping narratives have been read for centuries for their penetrating character studies, timeless moral insights, and matchless rhetoric.  His profiles of flawed men led inexorably to ruin by excessive ambition or character defects resonate with us today more powerfully than ever.

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s Syria Visit

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The neocon Syrian “regime change” fanatics are not going to go gently into that dark night, it seems.  At least not without flinging a few last bits of bile through the interwebs.  The latest focus of their ire has been Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, whose recent trip to Damascus on a fact-finding mission about the toll the war has taken on the Syrian people has sent the regime-changers into paroxysms of rage.

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