in support of banning the circumcision of children in San Francisco breaks my heart. My general take on things is that nothing ever really changes in the world. There is no true and lasting progress. Even so, it is depressing to see something that could be straight out of Germany in the 1930s in modern America. Here
's more on the subject. Part of me still hopes that it is all some kind of misguided satire of the supporters of the ban, but I gather that's not the case.