Are We Witches or Something More?

This past week’s Economist reviewed a new book by Stacy Schiff titled The Witches: Salem, 1692.  I have not read the book, but the review makes clear how barbaric and unfair the witch trials were.  Those that confessed to being witches were often spared while those who were adamant of their guilt were often executed.  William Stoughton, the chief justice at the trials, allowed bizarre evidence (“spectral evidence”) … Continue reading Are We Witches or Something More?