Tuesday 24 January 2017

Burke's silly argument should not hurt Norris

Published 02/06/2011 | 05:00

Put aside the timing of the resurrected Burke/Norris controversy, the mysterious affair of the missing tape in the attic, and the issues of selective tape-recording, quotation, and memory.

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To cast David Norris, himself a victim of human rights abuse on the part of the State, as anything other than a potential advocate for sexual abuse victims is simply wrong.

In a restaurant review by Helen Lucy Burke, I recall her inventively using the sexual behaviour of wild rams as an argument against vegetarianism.

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