March 20: “Seduction of the Innocent”

Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham (Wertheimer), whose 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent, sparked a U.S. Congressional inquiry into comic books’ impact on the moral fibre of American youth, was born in Germany on this date in 1895. Wertham, who had corresponded and visited with Sigmund Freud, came to America in 1922 to work at the Phipps […]

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Mahatma Gandhi on Zionism and the Holocaust

by Dusty Sklar IT WAS my daughter-in-law, Nikki Pusin, who brought it to my attention, just as her father, Max Pusin, had brought it to hers years before — that the world-revered Gandhi had a puzzling relationship to the Holocaust. In 1947, interviewed by Louis Fischer, author of The Life of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi said: […]

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