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Archive for July, 2011

July 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 7 — July 2011

July 1st, 2011

In the cover story of our July issue, Ed Goldberg, reflects on the Law of Unintended Consequences, which states that our best intentions can put us on The road to hell. In Class act, our language specialist Joel Hess reflect that in England, you are how you speak.

John M. Daniel writes of his mother’s death, probably by her own hand, in Starlight in Minneapolis. In Serious thought, Denver resident Benjamin Feliciano supposes that he is undergoing an “information age identity crisis.” Elizabeth Fournier sings the praises of periodic fasting in Feeling flush(ed). In the second installment of a travelogue called A Hobbling Tour of Florence & Rome, Toby Tompkins ponders the effect of World War II on the Italian countryside, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, ghettos, and soccer, among other things. Terry Ross says that our attitude toward research animals, zoos, and pets shows that our casual incarceration of our fellow creatures is Cruel, but not unusual.

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Cruel, but not unusual

July 1st, 2011


In the May 18 issue of The Wall Street Journal, I read an article — on the editorial page — that in its way was perfectly innocuous. Still, it made me angry.

P. Michael Conn, a professor of medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University’s National Primate Center, and James Parker, an ethicist also based in Portland, Ore., wrote a short piece on the fancifully named Daniel Andreas San Diego, one of nine men left on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Terrorist List” after the death of Osama bin Laden, and the only one who’s an animal rights activist rather than a Muslim extremist. Messrs. Conn and Parker seem to find it disturbing that public opinion polls give Mr. San Diego a fifty-percent approval rating, as compared to the almost infinitesimal support shown for guys who aid al Qaeda, hijack airplanes, or attack American ships. Conn and Parker think the animal-rights “terrorist” belongs on the list.

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