his article tonight, Eugene Girin writes
"To be sure, the Muslim societies of North Caucasus and Central Asia are indeed virtually devoid of abortion, substance abuse, elder neglect, out-of-wedlock births, and other social pathologies of Russian and Western societies. "
I thought of throwing in a note saying "They have their own pathologies"
but there were already enough notes in that piece, so I`ll make it a separate blog item. It`s true that they consume a lot less vodka in Muslim societies, through total abstinence.
Possibly they avoid other Russian vices, which if I recall correctly, include chess
, ballet, and dancing the kazatzky.
But they do have their own pathologies. I`ll direct your attention to two. The first is abuse of women, as mentioned Girin`s article, the second involves abuse of...no, I`m not going to tell you, just read the whole thing:
There are worse things than having a couple of extra double vodkas.