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Worth reading

The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.


EXCERPT: The violent crime rate in Great Britain is the highest in Europe. It is four times higher than ours. Some say it’s not fair to compare, because the way crimes are recorded varies from country to country. But it’s tough to overlook the fact that the number two most violent country (Austria) recorded 18% fewer violent crimes per capita than Great Britain. And you only have to go down to fifth place to get a full 50% drop from the UK’s high. Meanwhile, the USA doesn’t even make it into the top ten. Who woulda thunk?

UK tops in violent crimes


Chivalry: The Opposite of Good Manners? By Mona Charen


EXCERPT: When feminists set out to remake the sexes back in the 1970s, they seemed to choose all the wrong traits to emulate or eliminate. Women were encouraged to match the promiscuity, aggressiveness, and irresponsibility of men. … wasn’t it preferable to label boorish behavior as such, rather than celebrate it as a victory for sexual equality? … an anecdote that sums up the case for chivalry. Samuel Proctor, pastor of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in the 1970s and 1980s, tipped his hat to a lady. She was offended and demanded, “What is that supposed to mean?” He replied: “Madame, by tipping my hat I was telling you several things. That I would not harm you in any way. That if someone came into this elevator and threatened you, I would defend you. That if you fell ill, I would tend to you and if necessary carry you to safety. I was telling you that even though I am a man and physically stronger than you, I will treat you with both respect and solicitude. But frankly, Madame, it would have taken too much time to tell you all of that; so, instead, I just tipped my hat.”

What political party said this? by Quiner’s Diner


EXCERPT: Guess which political party made these demands … “We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living. The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all. Therefore, we demand: … an end to the power of the financial interests.


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