Our media love the outlaw, as demonstrated in this “Kevorkian time line” that omits information about his victims. They are the truly forgotten ones in this travesty of egotism and sensationalism.
Along the Kevorkian front, Rita Marker and I have a piece comparing Kevorkianism and Oregon’s assisted suicide regimen out in the current Weekly Standard. It isn’t linkable at the moment. When it is, I will post it here. It’s pretty good if I don’t say so myself.
P.S. Rita is the executive director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. She knows more about euthanasia/assisted suicide than anyone I know. If I were asked to pick the one person in the world who has done the most to prevent euthanasia from sweeping the Western world, I would name Rita without hesitation. She is also my mentor on these issues who dragged me kicking and screaming into this line of work. If you don’t like me, blame her.