Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Persecution of Witches, 21st-Century Style

Witch hunts may be a thing of the past in Europe and North America, but they still go on in some parts of the world.
Most people believe that the persecution of “witches” reached its height in the early 1690s with the trials in Salem, Mass., but it is a grim paradox of 21st-century life that violence against people accused of sorcery is very much still with us. Far from fading away, thanks to digital interconnectedness and economic development, witch hunting has become a growing, global problem. Read more

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