There have been suspicions for years that antidepressants (specifically the SSRIs) are dangerous and ineffective. Now it’s been confirmed by a major study – antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds.
Interesting stuff I’ve come across in the blogosphere recently:
Steve Sailer has a fascinating essay on modern Polish politics (eastern Europe being possibly the most interesting part of the world at the moment) – How Polish Politics Prefigure the GOP Civil War.
Ilana Mercer on why affirmative action Oscars are a great idea if they help to destroy Hollywood – Encourage Affirmative Oscars, So Hollywood Can Go Belly-Up.
Oz Conservative on the myth of white privilege – Privileged but dying of despair?
Vanishing American II on the derangement of feminists – Trading Racists For…
“For intellectuals of this kind, the criterion of truth was not life: they created their own reality, or rather, sur-reality, subject to verification only with reference to opinions of which they approved. Contradictory evidence was ignored: anyone inclined to heed such evidence was ruthlessly cast out.”
“But many of those who want to change the world regard human discontent as something not to be remedied but exploited. Exploitation of resentment, not its satisfaction, has been at the centre of socialist politics since the 1840s.”
“…Ludwig von Mises thought that intellectuals gravitate to anti-capitalist philosophies ‘in order to render inaudible the inner voice that tells them that their failure is entirely their own fault.’ ”
“…even under this reform-minded theory [of liberalism] lay the tacit premise that man could and ought to be remade. This premise links liberalism and radicalism and helps explain why, for all their rejection of the violent methods employed by revolutionaries, when forced to choose between them and their conservative opponents, liberals can be counted on to throw their lot in with the revolutionaries.”