Month: December 2013

Notes on a Scandal: The Jimmy Savile Case is All Too Familiar

For all its extraordinary impact, the Jimmy Savile scandal has not unfolded in an exceptional way. The media and justice systems’ treatment of the affair is only the latest example of a relatively new type of scandal: the institutional child sex abuse scandal.

6 years ago
Extroverted man

Four Careers for Extroverts

Remember that kid that you sat next to in class that wouldn’t be quiet?  The one that everyone thought wouldn’t […]

6 years ago
Pistol with bullets

Gun rights and violence

Recently the neighbourhood that I live in has come under attack. There have been a slew of violent crimes that […]

6 years ago
Margaret Levi

New Director Named at Stanford’s CASBS

Renowned political scientist Dr. Margaret Levi has accepted an appointment as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (CASBS). She succeeds Dr. Iris Litt, who has twice served as Director and was the first female director of the Center.

6 years ago

The New Academic Elitism

In academia, elitism seems to be taking root, and privilege seems to matter more and more. Daniel Nehring discusses the consequences.

6 years ago

In Memory of Mandela

In an effort to honor his legacy, the Index on Censorship team has collected significant articles from their archive that trace the history of the apartheid struggle with pieces by some of the great writers who have commented, argued and analyzed it for our magazine including Nadine Gordimer and Albie Sachs.

6 years ago
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