Monday, September 18, 2006

Today's (British) Headlines & Gardiner

This news story, "Big Brother is shouting at you," via the indispensible Arts & Letters Daily, on the addition of a live voice, inescapably suggestive of Orwell's prophesy, to the CCTV cameras in public streets, claimed of Glasgow pioneerage in Gardiner's essay, significantly complicates Gardiner's central argument to my mind.
The issue also maps onto an intriguing bifurcation on response to crime in Britain between the Left & the Right (an idea that came to me when reading this essay, again from Arts & Letters Daily.)

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