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the lunatics have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
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the lunatics are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics are now running the asylum.
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the inmates have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum.
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the inmates are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates are now running the asylum.
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lunatics have taken over the asylum, the

The individuals who should be overseen or regulated are running the show. The term appears to have been first used in 1919, when the four most powerful figures in the American film industry—Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith—decided to found their own distribution company, called United Artists. In response the producer Richard Rowland remarked, “The lunatics have taken over the asylum.” The remark got wide publicity and entered the language, subsequently applied to many other situations of a comparable nature and becoming a cliché. In 1981 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer absorbed United Artists but retained the name, but in 2004 Sony Corporation agreed to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the future of United Artists was in doubt.
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Normally three or four asylum seekers have been living in one room.
Jannat Gul an Afghan asylum seeker who came Norway after crossing Greece, said, "he thought that he has escaped from the hell but now he observes that he has entered from one room of hell to another".
Finnegan posits that although the Good Shepherd magdalen asylums had their roots in both the Victorian rescue movement and implementation of the Contagious Diseases Acts, their function changed over time.
The potential of Finnegan's subtitle, A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland is never fully realized, for two main reasons.
Cohen identifies the offspring of early modern women s asylums in their recent, specialized incarnations in the realms of correction, education, and housing.
European doctors monopolized the medical profession, allowing Indians to occupy only the most menial positions in asylums. Authorities also usually confined European and Indian patients in separate institutions.
Ann Goldberg has examined 463 patient records (out of a total of 758) from the Eberbach Asylum in the small German state of Nassau from 1815, when the hospital was founded, until 1849.
A century later insanity had become "exclusively defined as an illness", mad doctors had assumed sole jurisdiction over "treatment," and the mad had acquired an identity of their own and were "incarcerated in a specialized, bureaucratically organized, state-supported asylum system which isolated them both physically and symbolically from the larger society."
By contrast Austria took in one asylum seeker for every 361 of its population.
Rudd also argues that the PNG solution is necessary in order to "protect [Australia's] ordered migration system and the integrity of [its] borders." Since the currently ruling Labour Party assumed power the number of asylum seekers smuggled into Australia has increased from 23 in 2007-2008 to 7,379 in 2011-2012.
for seven months while he waited for his asylum claim to be granted.
Ostensibly a history of the Earlswood Asylum from its opening in 1847 to the turn of the century, the book is actually a study of English social policy toward dependent groups, including the mentally disabled as well as the mentally ill.
McCandless aims to portray the entire history of the insane in the state; to this end he devotes several chapters to the treatment of the insane outside the asylum. Here, too little new is offered.
From Asylum to Community is Grob's last volume of a trilogy about public policy and the mentally ill.
Asylum: The Complex and Controversial Story of Mental Institutions in the U.S.A.