Reading List for June 2, 2017

John DeLorean The Guardian’s 2005 obituary for the car manufacturing huckster without whose main contribution to the world Back to the Future wouldn’t have been quite as boss.

Malignant Normality Psychiatrist and researcher Robert Jay Lofton updates the preface to his book Nazi medical experimentation to draw comparisons between the actions and mindset of Nazi physicians to those of American psychiatrists and psychologists who aided in torture during the Bush administration.

Raoul Wallenberg and the Rescue of Jews in Budapest The US Holocaust Memorial Museum describes the actions of the man who is worked to protect Jews from the Nazis during World War II.

Moral Panic and the “Blue Whale Game” Adults will believe anything that scares them. Just ask Judas Priest.

Are Flat Earthers Being Serious? Live Science takes an actual investigative approach to examine the worldview held (seriously in some cases) that the world is actually a flat disc, a secret closely guarded by NASA.

A Report from Occupied Territory In a 1966 dispatch, author James Baldwin writes on the state of relations between the black community of Harlem and the police.

A Brief History of Secession On the occasion of a California initiative working to get enough signatures to get a referendum concerning the state seceding from the U.S. on the state ballot, Richard Striner writes about the context of previous ideas of secession in American history.

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