lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

MercatorNet: Emotional fragility. Euthanasia for Dutch alcoholics | MercatorNet

Emotional fragility seems to be the theme of today's newsletter. From Canada, Barbara Lilley writes about "the snowflake generation", millennials who shudder at reproach and criticism. And from France, we report on a terrible decision by an important court based on the angst of women who had abortions. In an era when emotions seem to be more important than reasoned debate, wounded feelings have become a powerful weapon. Especially when they are the feelings of powerful people.

Michael Cook 

Netherlands offers euthanasia for alcoholics
By Michael Cook
It's certainly less bother than a 12-step program in Alcoholics Anonymous
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Facebook’s problem is more complicated than fake news
By R. Kelly Garrett
Facebook reinforces people’s political identity, furthering an already large partisan divide. But it's not deliberate.
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This grossly offensive video has been banned in France. Watch it if you dare
By Michael Cook
Why? It features happy Down syndrome children
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Poor, poor snowflake generation!
By Barbara Lilley
Why are so many millennials so emotionally fragile?
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Modelling Down syndrome: how advertisers are responding to a cause
By Carolyn Moynihan
With a bit of help from millennials and moms.
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Doctor Strange
By Laura Cotta Ramosino
Benedict Cumberbatch is well cast as an unusual Marvel character.
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Is departing from clinical guidelines always wrong?
By Margaret Somerville
Doctors are not car mechanics with a repair manual that must be followed.
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Don’t let assisted suicide come to the nation’s capital
By Richard M. Doerflinger
Washington DC moves to adopt the most dangerous law yet.
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How to marry the right person
By Betsy Kerekes
Five tips to get you started on the path to a happy marriage.
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