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The Mike Wallace Interview: Aldous Huxley

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The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, has taken on the task of putting many hours of film, from the mid to late fifties, of the early career of reporter/journalist Mike Wallace and the program, The Mike Wallace Interview. I found the one with Huxley to be exceptionally reflective from todays vantage point.

The Huxley interview can be viewed here

The Mike Wallace Interview archive can be found here

There is a percentage of their film holdings available online


chips & dip

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Not only is it revolting enough that certain people could even consider ‘chipping‘ their children as they would their pets, but now comes this noxious load of tripe.

Primary school children should be eligible for the DNA database if they exhibit behaviour indicating they may become criminals in later life, according to Britain’s most senior police forensics expert.

Gary Pugh, director of forensic sciences at Scotland Yard and the new DNA spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), said a debate was needed on how far Britain should go in identifying potential offenders, given that some experts believe it is possible to identify future offending traits in children as young as five.

If we have a primary means of identifying people before they offend, then in the long-term the benefits of targeting younger people are extremely large,‘ said Pugh. ‘You could argue the younger the better. Criminologists say some people will grow out of crime; others won’t. We have to find who are possibly going to be the biggest threat to society.

Written by mudshark

March 16, 2008 at 9:28 pm