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Father Polanski and Orwell – The reactions to Roman Polanski show how easily and deeply we slip into tribalism

Andrew Brown – Wednesday September 30 2009 – guardian.co.uk

There are some people ? Joan Smith, for example ? who think that it is right to punish any man in his forties who feeds a 13-year-old girl drink and drugs before having sex with her. They see nothing extenuating in his career as a film maker. For what it’s worth, I entirely agree with her. But much of the artistic establishment of Europe thinks that the rules should be different for great artists and that Polanski’s services to humanity outweigh any middle-aged indiscretions. (altro…)

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