Sunday, 13 March 2011

freedom of opinion as a farce

In his article on Rwanda, Stephen W Smith writes:

‘Freedom of opinion is a farce,’ Hannah Arendt wrote in 1966 in ‘Truth and Politics’, ‘unless factual information is guaranteed and the facts themselves are not in dispute.’ The problem with Rwanda is not only that opinions and facts have parted company but that opinion takes precedence.

Not just with Rwanda, with climate change too.

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