Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Been reading...

...Bernard Levin's The way we Live Now...some of his best journalism from the 1980s. Recommended. He is particularly good against cant and humbug.

It's distressing to recognise how much more open and large-minded such a commentator could be at that time: today vicious correction would result following some of his more acute observations. For example, he explores the shrieking attacks by feminists on Erin Pizzey, and is also trenchant on the subject of the relationship between rights and duties...

1 comment:

Francis said...

Bernard Levin wrote well and interestingly despite he and I having different political views.
Erin Pizzey is a very interesting woman being a courageous campaigner for refuges for women in violent relationships and at the same time being honest enough to realise that men could be abused as well. Those that see issues in a one dimensional way could not accept this and turned on her - ironically in such an abusive way that she sought her own refuge.