If the genuine hope is to end racism, sexism, homophobia and all their unfortunate cousins, then Twitter et al have got it arse-backwards.
Clive James has had some silly, nonsensical and flat-out wrong opinions over his long career. But his writing can still ignite passion in any breast, be it adolescent or middle-aged.
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The universe is conspiring to make one feel empathy for Clive James. Being "exposed" by A Current Affair for an alleged eight-year affair with Sydney Harbour flotsam Leanne Edelsten took the cake.
The Age's deputy arts editor Kylie Northover doesn't appear to dig the hollow celebrity guff on her own paper's website. Plus, the unfortunate news graphic of the day and other media news.
Clive James may have praised the need for scepticism with climate change, but that just proves him as a old sucker, not a sceptic, writes George Monbiot. Do old people think more positively about climate change effects because they are closer to death?
Climate sceptics are often likened to Holocaust deniers -- but the two aren't really analogous, says Clive James: the Holocaust actually happened, while the Earth still hasn't been destroyed by global warming. A bit of scepticism is healthy for science and society.