February 22, 2013

The Pistorius Case Is an Empty Vessel

Deborah Orr, The Guardian

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A crucial attraction of the story is its intense vulnerability to speculation. It offers an irresistible invitation for all kinds of people to project or act out their prejudices, ventilate their societal critiques and animate their passionately held theories about the world, safe in the knowledge that the motivation for events in Pistorius's Pretoria home in the early hours of 14 February are never likely to be independently and irrefutably established by a third party.

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