Friday, 24 June 2011

Different approaches to the same problem

Right, I want to start off by saying I adore Johann Hari's writing. He's written fantastic articles in the past which sometimes teach me things I hadn't known before and other times resonate exactly with what I'm already thinking.

However, a while ago he wrote something that I didn't only disagree with but I thought was verging on dangerous. I said at the time I didn't agree with a lot of what he said in this article, including the dodgy uses of statistics which he apparently got from an article in the Guardian. My response apparently got me blocked, which I wailed about at the time.

A response to the article that I agree with [in words I couldn't hope to write] can be found here.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Syria

It is with great sadness that I have been reading about the events in Syria in recent months.

Although I have been fascinated and excited to watch people grabbing democracy else where in the Middle East, I can't help worry about Syria.