More Real than Reality

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  1. awyn
    awyn September 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm .

    After reading the article linked to, I googled Dr. Cutler and found some of his project files & correspondence at the National Archives (on-line). One (heavily redacted) list of female patients in the insane asylum is hand-dated 1952, with a scribbled notation after one patient: "Free or Dead, OK [???] Apparently, at the insane asylum, a "gift" (that Cutler suggested should

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison August 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm .

    What appalls me most, and I&#39;m old enough to know better than to be appalled, is that there are enough moral cretins out there—<i>educated</i> cretins—to make such atrocities possible. I&#39;m ashamed of my country for many things, but as you point out, Jim, every country has these skeletons; but not every country so brazenly trumpets its faux moral superiority. Nothing to be done about it, I

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm .

    yeah<br /><br />my friend, Fred Cherry was a Tuskegee Airman ..<br />he was VN era spent 6 years in a box in Nam as a prisoner… his story is a chapter in a book..<br /><br />He is also the black character in Hotel Hanoi movie..<br /><br />here those experiments:<br /><br />http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtuskegee1.html<br /><br /><br />K.

  4. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker August 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm .

    didn&#39;t &quot;they&quot; these same …. ugh, experimenters<br />do the same tests on black inmates during the 30&#39;s (or early 40&#39;s) down in South Carolina ?<br /><br />imagine all of those present tests of new &quot;experimental&quot; drugs on people now … every twelve days a new drug is deemed &quot;safe&quot; and put on the Market..<br /><br />as for &quot;reality&quot;<br /><br

  5. Jim Murdoch
    Jim Murdoch August 31, 2011 at 9:53 am .

    I know that my wife’s view of America has changed considerably since she moved to the UK. I don’t think she was ever passionately nationalistic but on the whole I’d say she’s generally embarrassed for America. This doesn’t mean that the UK can hold its head up high – take for example the film <i>Sunshine and Oranges</i> which exposed the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom, a

  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 5:30 am .

    Thank you for writing this. Guillermo

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