Wednesday 17 January 2018

Mogul's evil empire a dangerous myth

It's easy to forget the positive contribution Murdoch's papers have made to Ireland and Britain, writes John Paul McCarthy

In his terrifying history of modern psychiatry, Michel Foucault told the story of three deranged inmates who thought they were rival kings.

Their keeper needed to break up a fight between them so he took one man aside and asked him: 'Why do you argue with these men who are evidently mad? Doesn't everyone know that you should be recognised as Louis XIV?'

Flattered by this homage, the madman withdraw in regal victory, and peace was restored.

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