Despite what I said below, my column is to be titled ‘By The Sword’, for it’s wider scope. The pen is not always mightier than the sword and those who live by the sword don’t always die by it. (Espada, ‘sword’, is also the old word for a torero, professional or amateur, who kills. Matador de toros, as I explain in the post below, is a professional term I have never warranted.)
My first column under this sobriquet is on the dark and sanguine issue of abortion and homicide, called ‘The Difference Between Killing And Murder’. It is online here. The archive for the column is here.