When I see Perryman’s picture I feel like someone has attached jumper cables to the top and bottom of my spine and then cranked the engine of a car. The jolt is immediate, but the energy doesn’t fully subside. It circles in me, revving and diminishing inconsistently like someone pushing and releasing the accelerator of the idling car.
Anything can happen when a stranger knocks…
The home is an example of what social scientists call a “sacred space,” one that we fill with material things but also with meaning. It’s where we engage in private family rituals — eating, praying, loving — and it’s where we let our guard down. It’s a place where we set the terms and have control. Failing to govern that space and keep it safe creates a feeling of not only insecurity but profound inadequacy.
What would burglars take if they broke into your home? For one writer, material losses pale in comparison to the psychological.
China; Iraq; Iran; Saudi Arabia
The countries that execute the most people—along with the U.S.
But that may be changing: Americans appear to be souring on the death penalty
The mafia that invests, that launders money, that therefore has the real power, is the mafia which has got rich for years from its connivance with the church. These are the people who are getting nervous.
Italian prosecutor Nicola Gratteri