Letizia Battaglia, Photographer of Mafia Brutality, dies at 87

ROME – Photographer Letizia Battaglia, who recorded years of the blood of the Sicilian Mafia in Palermo, Italy, with devastating images that have settled into the national consciousness, died Wednesday at her home in Palermo. She was 87 years old. His daughter Patrizia Stagnitta confirmed his death but did not specify the cause. “Mario Puzo …

Transforming Britain from Brutality to Kindness

HIGH INTELLIGENCEThe Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britainby Simon Heffer Writing during the Second World War, George Orwell drew attention to the contrast between the “softness” that characterized contemporary British civilization and the “brutality” that characterized British life a hundred years ago. Though not mentioned in Orwell’s “Higher Minds,” the transformation he grasped forms …