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Schools are Getting Safer

by Izzy Kalman (April 2002) In my essay, Columbine Made Simple, I explain that there is no “epidemic of violence” in our schools. Despite the national hysteria about this “epidemic,” school violence has actually been on a steady decline. Why do experts and organizations that deal with violence prevention keep promoting the myth of this […]

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Time to Call Off the Anti-Bully Witch-Hunt

by Izzy Kalman (May 2008)A couple of weeks ago (April 20) marked the 9th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, the event that gave rise to the most massive witch-hunt in human history, the anti-bully movement. In our zeal to prevent further Columbine-type events, our society has decided to target “bullies,” in the naïve belief that […]

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Three Cheers for the “Bully” Video Game

A Primer on the Psychology of Violent Entertainment by Izzy Kalman (September 2006) On August 1st, my wife and I were invited by Rockstar Games to a private screening of something very few people have laid their eyes on: the soon-to-be-released video game, “Bully.” What was my gut reaction? I would love to be the […]

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