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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.
See also: asylum, lunatic, running

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.
See also: asylum, have, inmate, over, taken

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.
See also: asylum, inmate, running
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Norway police usually search for asylum seekers over the weekends.
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".
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.
Finally, the Rudd government argues that a tougher asylum policy is needed in order to deter asylum seekers arriving in Australia with illegitimate claims.
Finnegan documents the circumstances that guided the formation of each of the four Good Shepherd asylums in Ireland.
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.
for seven months while he waited for his asylum claim to be granted.
Cohen identifies the offspring of early modern women s asylums in their recent, specialized incarnations in the realms of correction, education, and housing.
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.
European doctors monopolized the medical profession, allowing Indians to occupy only the most menial positions in asylums.
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.
The insane who were not sent to the asylum were cared for by family members, by local officials in poorhouses and jails; some were boarded out to other townfolk.
Aside from drawing a portrait of the mentally ill as completely passive, Scull ignores the fact that at any given time only a small proportion of severely mentally ill persons (which I do not equate, as he implies, simply with deviancy) were not in asylums.
From Asylum to Community is less explicitly counter-revisionist than Mental Illness in American Society, but Grob remains consistent in his approach and in his analysis.
In a graphic and absorbing way, Asylum brings to the viewer the essence of Americans' unresolved attitudes about the mentally ill.