Charles Ellingworth

21:13

Secret Life

I watched some of the Netflix series on Jimmy Savile - as much as I needed to. One thing that came out of it was what a peculiar life he led, entirely in the spotlight of publicity. 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez said that people have three lives - public, private and secret. But Jimmy Savile had no private life - no girlfriend, children or friends in the normal sense of the word. He had an abnormally public life and what we now know was a perverted secret life - the private bit on the middle was missing almost entirely. 

That should have been a red flag flying - but, of course, he hid in plain sight. 
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03:16

Rough Justice

Rough Justice
A few months ago there was a court martial of colonel in the army. He had been in charge of  a skiing party of officers and other ranks of b...
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08:49

Living on the edge of the volcano

Living on the edge of the volcano
This is from CS Lewis’s sermon in Oxford’s University Church on the outbreak of war in 1939. The war creates no absolutely new situation: it...
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17:15

Scotland - an alternative future

Scotland - an alternative future
The weary battlefield  of  Scottish independence drags on. It is a battle that brings out the worst in both parties. The English are patroni...
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18:21

Consent

Consent
Consent, by Vanessa Springora has shaken up the Soixant Huitard generation of French intellectuals. It is memoir of her sexual abuse between...
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13:55

Familiarity

Familiarity
One of the better things about today is the pervasive use of first names. Sure,  it can be irritating when a salesman/women uses your first ...
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17:43

Digital Platforms or Publishers?

Digital Platforms or Publishers?
Section 230 of the Communication and Decency at which was passed in 1996, says an “interactive computer service” can’t be treated as the pub...
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