Posts Tagged: Book Slut

Child Witnesses

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“Today children of any age can be called to give evidence as their competence depends upon their understanding not their age.” But that has not always been the case; before the 17th century children younger than 14 were deemed unreliable witnesses. Then, along came witch hunts and one particular English witch trial in which a […]

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Olympic Fury

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This Guardian article reflects upon author Iain Sinclair and his relationship with London. In response to his new book Ghost Milk, the article argues that the saving grace—and brilliance—of the book is its “fury.” At the receiving end: the 2012 London Olympics and the Olympic development project. “Sinclair’s acknowledgment of the futility of his task […]

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