Month: August 2012

Friday Hoyden: Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor, of the Republic of Ireland, just won a gold medal in the 60kg lightweight division of the first women’s boxing competition to be held at the Olympics.

Torture was central to both the witch scares and the Inquisition

… under such duress, people confessed at length and in great detail to the fantastic and impossible, often also indicting others, in a spreading, spiraling cascade of fantasies. Remember also that terror regimes the world over use it delightedly to terrify and suppress dissidents within their populations. […] And they can do this only in an environment in which there are people naive enough to believe the absurd perjuries concocted under such conditions.

Don’t be one of those people.