How Everyone Became Depressed

The rise and fall of the nervous breakdown

Calling a spade a spade:

So, all the handwringing about what’s wrong with modern society to produce such terrible murderers misses the point. The impulse to commit sudden, unreasoning, furious murder has always existed. Only recently, thanks to the new weaponry, has it become mass murder. Read More

Human Nature Doesn't Change

Human Nature Doesn't Change - all that changes is the paramaters of allowable behaviour.

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Edward Shorter, Ph.D., is the Jason A. Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Toronto.


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