Thursday, 26 February 2009

So regrettably true

Written beautifully by Phillip Pullman; Originally in the Times, but mysteriously now gone.

The new laws whisper:

You don't know who you are

You're mistaken about yourself

We know better than you do what you consist of, what labels apply to you, which facts about you are important and which are worthless

This has to be the most eloquent piece of writing I've ever read about the death of civil liberties in the UK. Mister Pullman is to be applauded.

Pass it on.


No longer to be found on the Times Website, but the text can be found here.

This beautiful piece of prose also shows up in this search of the Times website, but the link returns a 404.

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