- Bill Cosby and the cult of celebrity
- Records management and the Wanless Report on Home Office files
- Is the cost-benefit society’s justice harsher than the ancient political justice.
- Response to Corey Robin on Eichmann: funny man
- Should we follow Aaron Swartz’s example on civil obedience to the laws?
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The news about Bill Cosby is sad. It follows a familiar pattern. A star is accused of something, in this case drugging women and sexually assaulting them, and the press and public go into overdrive to condemn them. Although the … Continue reading
Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC were commissioned to review two previous reviews commissioned by the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office in relation to child abuse. The first review focused on allegations about organised child abuse sent to the … Continue reading
In his Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto, Aaron Swartz writes “There is no justice in following unjust laws.” In the context he argues that there has been a private theft of public culture. In effect, copyright enriches the few at the … Continue reading
In his essay for The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald comments on the terrorist attack in Canada in which two soldiers were struck by a car driven by an Islamic convert. He makes a particular point about the use of the word … Continue reading
If we are to understand the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal, we have to move beyond the headlines and the news stories. We may wish to stay on the surface of the issue and accept uncritically the journalist’s view or … Continue reading
When people first heard the news about Rotherham Council’s child sexual exploitation scandal, they may have thought the Council and the Police were incompetent. Some may have compared it to Haringey Council’s failure to protect Peter Donnelly (Baby P) and … Continue reading