1974 -1986: A Spotlight Chronology (work in progress/draft)

Remarkably detailed and invaluable chronological survey of Spotlight by the indefatigable Charlotte Russell.

Bits of Books, Mostly Biographies

What is perhaps most notable in placing a series of press reports on abuse scandals over any period of time is that there’s a lot of shock and outrage and not much action from anyone in a position of duty, responsibility or power to do anything except to apparently express more shock and outrage, this time on our behalf, before swiftly moving on. Something the collection of press reports at SpotlightOnAbuse ably demonstrate and which forms the spine of this chronology. This unfinished post is my ongoing response to an extremely powerful piece I’ve been digesting for a while now: What the Fluck! a blog post by Adam Curtis ( 5 December 2013) on his blog The Medium and The Message. A bit about Adam Curtis

“He says, “My favourite theme is power and how it works in society”, and his works explore areas of sociology, philosophy and political…

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