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Browsing Archive: November, 2010

Blog post available in the Independent!

Posted by Jonathan Pearce on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Politics 
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/letters/letters-wikileaks-2146947.html

My blog post was published today in the Independent print and online.
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The Wikileaks Scandal

Posted by Jonathan Pearce on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Politics 
I'm not really sure it is a good idea for Wikileaks to have done what they did this weekend and to have released a massive amount of top secret stuff. By doing this they are implicitly saying:

There is nothing within the realms of politics and reality that should remain secret. Everything should be available to the public.

This is dangerous thinking. It assumes the public have the knowledge, understanding and sense to treat the leaks appropriately. Moreover, some things in life need to be kept ...
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Welcome

Posted by Jonathan Pearce on Thursday, November 25, 2010,

This site is currently under construction. Hopefully it will soon act as a conduit of ideas and communication between myself and the outside world. Blogs are essentially mechanisms for vanity. Me me me! As a result, the content here will not be so much about me as about ideas and philosophical ponderings.


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