Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Popular British Novelist Suggests the Creation of Street Corner "Euthanasia Booths"

The novelist Martin Amis is calling for "euthanasia booths" to be set up on street corners in Great Britain, places where the elderly can get a medal for drinking a lethal martini.

Is it a sick joke? Not at all. Though clearly trying to create publicity for his new book, the 60-year old Amis is quite in earnest about promoting a general push for the elderly to die and get out of the way. For only by such extreme measures, he believes, can the country avoid an all-out "civil war" between the generations.

Here's the story with a good related article here.