Quote of the week

Both the constructive disagreement intrinsic to science and the adversarial scrutiny necessary to politics disappear in this invocation of science as the ultimate authority – this trick will become familiar in the coming months. An extraordinary emergency requires extraordinary powers; no one disagrees with that. But it is politics, not science, which grants these powers legitimacy. How long will they endure?

James Butler
London Review of Books
5 May 2008

Khampepe Report

I am a bit busy, so have not had time to study the Khampepe Commission report which was released this morning. But those eager political junkies who read this Blog can find the report here. No word yet of the Draft legislation though. I would be much obliged if any reader could send it on.

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