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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Not Before Time

Some good news for Christmas. Too late to be of direct benefit to Alan Turing, of course, but an injustice righted late is better than one left unmended. I signed the petition to have him pardoned, so I'm especially pleased.

Now of course we need to turn our attention to the thousands of other people we imprisoned over the years, or subjected to chemical castration, or simply hounded to their deaths on account of their sexuality. We can't bring them back, but why shouldn't we push for pardons for them all?

Returning to Alan Turing, this is a wonderful performance by Derek Jacobi in a wonderful play. I saw him do it live on stage, but it works just as well on television.

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