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Are Americans Too Broken by Corporate Power to Resist?

March 23rd, 2010 by Bruce E. Levine

We need to take a look at what forces in American society are preventing people from being able to resist tyranny and dehumanization.

Revolutionary Road, A Beautiful Mind, and Truthfulness

March 26th, 2009 by Bruce E. Levine

The films Revolutionary Road and A Beautiful Mind both portray mathematicians turned mental patients who create havoc for their families. But the similarity ends there.
In director Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind (2001), the facts of the real-life recovery of Nobel prize winner John Nash are fabricated to create a politically-correct version of mental illness — [...]

Eli Lilly and the Case for a Corporate Death Penalty

March 5th, 2009 by Bruce E. Levine

Eli Lilly & Company's rap sheet as a public menace is so long that for Lilly watchers to overcome the "banality-of-Lilly-sleaziness" phenomenon, the drug company must break some type of record measuring egregiousness. Lilly obliged earlier this year, receiving the largest criminal fine ever imposed on a corporation.
If Americans [...]

Fundamentalist Consumerism and an Insane Society

February 2nd, 2009 by Bruce E. Levine

This article was originally published in Z Magazine.
At a giant Ikea store in Saudi Arabia in 2004, three people were killed by a stampede of shoppers fighting for one of a limited number of $150 credit vouchers. Similarly, in November 2008, a worker at a New York Wal-Mart was trampled to death by shoppers intent [...]

Are We Really Okay with Electroshocking Toddlers?

January 30th, 2009 by Bruce E. Levine

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." — C.S. Lewis
Psychiatry's "shock doctrine" is quite literally electroshock, and its latest victims are - I'm not kidding - young children.
On January 25, 2009, the Herald Sun, based in Melbourne, Australia, reported, "Children younger than four who [...]

Just How Corrupted Has American Medicine Become?

January 14th, 2009 by Bruce E. Levine

"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through." - Jonathan Swift
After reading "The Neurontin Legacy — Marketing through Misinformation and Manipulation" in the January 8, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, one may conclude that (1) America's prisons would be put to better use [...]