FROM THE ARCHIVES.

15

YEARS AGO

April 2006

"All this might be very troubling, If not for the fact that increasing geographic mobility is a myth. If anything, Americans are more likely than ever to stay put. You might think that basic fact would give the social critics and policy makers pause. But it hasn't stopped them from asserting that rampant mobility is destroying the environment, undermining the family, and increasing anomie. More important, it hasn't stopped them from proposing intrusive, coercive, and expensive measures to curb a problem that doesn't exist."

ALISON STEIN WELLNER

'The Mobility Myth"

"America's law-and-order populace may not be ready to condemn the practice of busting up recreational pot smokers with ostentatiously armed paramilitary police squads, even when the SWAT team periodically breaks into the wrong house or accidentally shoots a kid. I mean, somebody was probably breaking the law, right?

But the dog? That loyal, slobbery, lovable, wide-eyed, fur-lined bag of unconditional love?

Dammit, he deserves better."

RADLEY BALKO

"Government Goons Murder Puppies!"

30

YEARS AGO

April 1991

"But the struggles of the cryonics movement are not about the merits of cold storage. They're about the right to accept or reject medical treatment, including methods as unorthodox as cryonic suspension; to dispose of your remains, whether in a grave, in an urn, or in a vat of liquid nitrogen; and to hasten your death, or, as the cryonicists would have it, try to postpone it indefinitely. Thomas Donaldson and his fellow enthusiasts do not insist that others join them or applaud them--only that they leave them alone."

JACOB SULLUM

"Cold Comfort"

"Cruise missiles and similar weapons do not mean that war as we know it is obsolete. They have only limited effectiveness in the kind of war fought between Iran and Iraq during the 1980s, a war of massed infantry, artillery, and intermediate-range missiles. But they are likely to be highly significant in any future shooting war with the United States."

T.A. HEPPENHEIMER

"Surgical Strikes"

"These are confusing times for people who are fond of political labels. Most Americans admire Eastern European liberals.' They're the folks championing economic and political reform. Their principles, however, often resemble what passes for conservatism in the United States. Soviet 'conservatism,' on the other hand, is closet Stalinism."

JEFF LIPKIS

"The Brainchild of Earnest Gentlemen"

35

YEARS AGO

April 1986

"A particularly...

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