The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring

A Conversation with Gary Bauer
Gary Who? The smart-aleck queries will multiply if-and when-Gary Bauer announces his determination to seek the Republican Party's presidential nomination for the year 2000. In fact, Mr. Bauer, the president of the Family Research Council and the Campaign...
Bah Humbug to Babies
Not many years ago during the Christmas season, one could revel in the general good will celebrated in the media, then steel oneself for a return to normal hostilities shortly thereafter, not least because of the infamous date January 22, the anniversary...
Did They Murder My Dad?
I watched my father die on Christmas morning. He had been unconscious through the night, his breathing growing more shallow with each passing hour. When the end came, it was not as I had expected-no peaceful final sigh. His arms and legs jerked violently....
From Farthest "Out Back": The Baby in the Fridge
There was a baby in the fridge. When police arrived at a suburban home in Perth, Western Australia, they found a foetus in a jar in the refrigerator. A Maori woman, a mother of three, had requested the remains of the baby from the doctor following a...
From "Modern" Ireland: The Rawest of Raw Deals
Miss "C" was a thirteen-year-old traveller who lived with her parents and eleven siblings in small caravans in south-west Dublin. The man involved was twenty-four, and a member of a notorious "mafia" traveller clan. When "C" went to look after his children...
From "Old England": Britain's Fox Populi
Maybe you have even read about it in your newspapers. The Countryside March in London on 1st March, 1998, was the biggest march ever staged in Britain. Never mind that some of the media immediately said that it was "almost as big" as the anti-nuclear...
How Steven Pinker's Mind Works
The year 1997 was a big one for Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at MIT and a celebrated popularizer of science. His most ambitious book so far, How the Mind Works, was published to enthusiastic reviews, which is good news for him. And he was...
Introduction
THE EVER-QUOTABLE G.K. CHESTERTON ONCE WROTE that "Modern toleration is really a tyranny"-it made people fear to say what they thought-as he put it, "I may not say that Buddhism is false" even though "that is all I want to say about Buddhism." Hence...
Just Stay Home!
In the sexual suicide society, the only winner is the state. Increasingly in control of childbirth and "child development," that state will usurp the last bastion of human privacy and individuality: the home. George Gilder, Sexual Suicide, 1973 In a...
The Tyranny of Tolerance
Tolerance Power of enduring; act of enduring from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755 Tolerance 1. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from...