Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Clemency still has its place

It might seem frivolous, indeed distasteful, to talk about a woman blinded by an acid attack in Tehran in the same breath as a fortunate batsman at a cricket match in Nottingham. But not only is it fruitful to do so, it is precisely the juxtaposition of the trivial and the grave that makes the comparison so apt.
Article in today's Independent