Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I have just come across this lovely little comeback in the Leveson hearings.

Paul Dacre has quoted Professor Tim Luckhurst (whom god bless, of the University of Kent) at some length on what Luckhurst claims philosophers call "the sanction of public opinion ... People tempted to stray might be persuaded to think again by the certainty that their friends and neighbours would think less of them ..."

MR JAY: I'm sure what he says chimes with your view of the world in many of its ramifications; is that fair?
A. I think that's fair, yes. 

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