Monthly Archives: March 2012

Without Fear or Favour, police corruption and the failure of imagination.

Considering the Leveson Inquiry, I have been interested in the relationship between the police and the press. In particular, I was interested in the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Without Fear or Favour: a review of police relationships. … Continue reading

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The Leveson inquiry: Who defines the public interest? Do the press decide the public interest?

One of the central problems raised by the Leveson inquiry is how the public interest is decided. What is the public interest? Who decides what is in the public interest? How is it decided? These are not just questions for … Continue reading

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Educating ourselves to particpate in politics: what is the best way to live?

The following is based on comment, I posted on http://adragonsbestfriend.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/knowledge-is-porridge/ The challenge for educating our young to take part in politics, is that teaching is no longer about educating.  Moreover educating is no longer about teaching someone to think or … Continue reading

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Sir Ian Blair is no political philosopher: the myth of politicised policing.

There is a pernicious myth being propagated at the Leveson inquiry. The myth is that the police have only recently become politicised.  The truth is that the police have always been politicised to some extent. Sir Ian Blair attended the … Continue reading

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Obama, Reagan, and Huey Long: What has really changed in American Politics?

In his vote-harvesting season, it is important to reflect on the American political past to understand what has changed and what needs to be changed.  What connects these three men does not seem as obvious at first.  Reagan and Obama … Continue reading

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Time for a change…..of name, but the journey continues

I have blogged on this site since August 2010 under my name. I thought it was time to move to a different title reflects the content.  If the blog had been about me personally, it might have remained unchanged. However, … Continue reading

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