At Taki’s Magazine, Dalrymple writes on the case of Dominique Cottrez, a French woman who has admitted to killing eight of her own children immediately after their birth. The case is of course shocking and disturbing, and it’s filled with various excuses and equivocations. The most surprising part of this piece is Dalrymple’s last line: “Deep inside me there beats a heart of mush.”
Some Pity for a Human Mastodon
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I think it is an undeserved insult to Mastodons to call her a Mastodon. Mastodons are related to elephants and eleohants are wonderful, and are good parents.
There was recently a similar case in Finland:
A mother was sentenced to life term imprisonment for killing five foetuses in Oulu.