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Archive for July 30th, 2007

Hari’s Defamation?

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News just in:

there was a thread open at HP to discuss Nick Cohen’s book What’s Left, however, part way thru it was closed abruptly by the threat of defamation proceedings. Here’s the new cover to the thread:

“Nick Cohen v Johann Hari

Posted by david t

Sadly Johann Hari is threatening me with defamation proceedings. He takes the view that this piece, and the comments which follow it, contain defamatory material.

Practically speaking, I am neither able, nor prepared, to hand edit articles and comments in order to meet threats of legal action. Therefore I have chosen to take the article down and have removed all comments.

I have occasionally closed quotes or removed articles when asked to correct an inaccurate statement about a person on this blog. I think that is the proper, and responsible thing for a person who runs a blog to do.

I am particularly sad that the first threat of legal action should have come from a journalist, and from a person who I regard as a friend.

I am not proposing to discuss this issue further”

Hari does himself no favours by these threats.

Written by modernityblog

30/07/2007 at 18:03

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Another Quiz

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I ran across this quiz, not sure how accurate it is but then again its very American in content, it seems that I am “Your Liberal Breed: Social Justice Crusader”

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Social Justice Crusader, also known as a rights activist. You believe in equality, fairness, and preventing neo-Confederate conservative troglodytes from rolling back fifty years of civil rights gains.

Take the quiz at

Written by modernityblog

30/07/2007 at 14:42

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