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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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Father Polanski Would Go to Jail

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW – Washington Post – By Thomas J. Reese, S.J.

Imagine if the Knight of Columbus decided to give an award to a pedophile priest who had fled the country to avoid prison. The outcry would be universal. Victim groups would demand the award be withdrawn and that the organization apologize. Religion reporters would be on the case with the encouragement of their editors. Editorial writers and columnist would denounce the knights as another example of the insensitivity of the Catholic Church to sexual abuse.

And they would all be correct. And I would join them.

But why is there not similar outrage directed at the film industry for giving an award to Roman Polanski, (altro…)

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