Bookstop “Without Dignity our Lives are only Blinks of Duration”

  Love reading on a broad range of topics but especially the humanities, history, law and justice and ethics and morality. Not long ago I read one of Dworkin’s best books, Justice for Hedgehogs, a book about society as a place of rules and morals. It’s real message is that moral principle is the foundation of… Read More Bookstop “Without Dignity our Lives are only Blinks of Duration”

Obiter: The Accused, The Rule of Law and Justice Lionel Murphy in Dissent

It was the 1970s. I was a law student at Adelaide University Law School and High Court Justice Lionel Murphy was ahead of his time. His passionate dissent in McInnis v R (1979), a High Court case about the right to a fair trial in Australia, remains imprinted in my mind.  Justice Murphy upheld Mr.… Read More Obiter: The Accused, The Rule of Law and Justice Lionel Murphy in Dissent

Puppetry: ‘The Trial’ or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. or Man’s Inhumanity to Man by Marionettes

What is this you ask? Plain old puppet theatre is what it is.  Marionettes doing serious stuff. How tricky can that be? Review from Montreal Gazette Finally, just room to mention another representation of man’s inhumanity to man, again involving puppetry. Kafka’s Le procès (The Trial), as presented by Slovenia’s Théâtre de Marionnettes de Maribor, takes place inside… Read More Puppetry: ‘The Trial’ or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. or Man’s Inhumanity to Man by Marionettes

Historical Posters: Trial of Conspirators for Peace at the Old Bailey

  Ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in political art, graphic art, especially protest art that’s law & justice related which most of it is. Could be advertising or promotional posters, campaign broadsheets, murals, street art, stickers, pamphlets, fliers & so forth. Came across these few art works created for the ‘Defend the… Read More Historical Posters: Trial of Conspirators for Peace at the Old Bailey