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‘The Imitation Game’

John D'Emilio

John D’Emilio, professor emeritus of gender and women’s studies and history, speaks about “The Imitation Game,” a film about the early 20th century when homosexuals in the U.S. and U.K. were criminally prosecuted for their sexuality, in an article on Time.com

 

“[In the U.S., it was] the worst time to be queer because you are not being ignored, you are actively searched for and persecuted.”

 

John D’Emilio, professor emeritus of gender and women’s studies and history, on “The Imitation Game,” a film about the early 20th century when homosexuals in the U.S. and U.K. were criminally prosecuted for their sexuality, Nov. 21 Time.com

 

 

“Most people who experience trauma are not going to identify themselves as mental health patients and seek treatment. You have to find them where they’re at and try to work with them to build their coping strategies.”

 

Stevan Weine, professor of psychiatry and director of the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes, on post-traumatic stress disorder in people affected by Chicago gun violence, Nov. 20 Al Jazeera America

 

 

“It’s always a problem with contracts that are very profitable. It’s even more tempting when it’s something at the margins of legality – for instance Al Capone in the Prohibition era, or gambling or [horse] racing.”

 

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on concerns about political influence and corruption in the selection of licenses for medical marijuana cultivation and sale in Illinois, Nov. 20 Illinois Times

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