15 November, 2010


Whataboutery du matin

I've just been listening to the ever-cringeworthy Forum programme on the BBC World Service, in which a sycophantic presenter invites three notables to discuss topics relevant to their respective specialisms. A bit like Radio 4's Start the Week and Midweek but overstructured and (thankfully) with a bit less prominence given to the book and gig plugging.

Anna Chen (of Madame Miaow blogging fame) and philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah have just concurred in asserting the moral equivalence of
The third guest, a Bulgarian astronomer, is not saying much. Perhaps wisely.


(NB. Do not attempt to write on both sides of the paper at once.)

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