December 20, 2012
Mentally Ill? Maybe Adam Lanza Was Evil
Lindsey Fitzharris, Guardian
As a medical historian whose research focuses on a time and place very alien to our own, I rarely comment on current events. However, in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 20 schoolchildren and six adults dead, I would like to discuss briefly what I would characterise as the "medicalisation of evil".
TAGGED: Adam Lanza, Human Behavior, Evil, Mental Illness