It is reported that an American Putinologist finds the Russian leader may suffer from Asperger syndrome. Is megalomania often misdiagnosed in this manner?
Mr Putin is simply using the old CCCP play book on counter-intelligence in the service of the retro-Tsarist imperialism.
Fox News and Mr Putin both know that if you repeat a lie frequently and persistently, people will come to believe it.
The Pope’s comments on the corporal punishment of children have been met with resistance:
Pope Francis told his audience: “One time, I heard a father in a meeting with married couples say ‘I sometimes have to smack my children a bit, but never in the face so as to not humiliate them’.
“How beautiful! He knows the sense of dignity! He has to punish them but does it justly and moves on.”
However, this point of view is not surprising from the head of an institution that uses the whip and the cilice as aids to faith.
I received “dignified” beatings as a child. Consequently, I abandoned my parents at age eighteen.