Moral Absolutism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in America

The moral absolutists have taken hold of social policy in America. As a result, the road to a stricter authoritarian approach to government has been paved with the loss of concern about real social justice.

The Hillsborough Disaster and the Rupert Murdoch School of Journalism

The Hillsborough Disaster, for you Americans who confused the media owned by Rupert Murdoch with journalist entities, was the worst stadium tragedy in British history. It happened at a soccer game, as you might expect. Too many people in too little space dominated by a structure incapable of handling such stress. The result was the death of 96 people. The Wednesday after the Hillsborough Disaster, Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper The Sun, and only The Sun, ran this headline: THE TRUTH”, “Some fans picked pockets of victims”, “Some fans urinated on the brave cops”, “Some fans beat up PC giving kiss of life”.