Openness in Public Life

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Openness in Public Life:
A Modest Technological Proposal

Barry McMullin

School of Electronic Engineering
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Phone:   +353 1 704 5432
Fax:     +353 1 704 5508
E-mail:   McMullin@EEng.DCU.IE

January 1995

Why do I think that we, the intellectuals, are able to help? Simply because we, the intellectuals, have done the most terrible harm for thousands of years. Mass murder in the name of an idea, a doctrine, a theory, a religion - that is all our doing, our invention: the invention of the intellectuals. If only we would stop setting man against man - often with the best intentions - much would be gained. Nobody can say that it is impossible for us to stop doing this.

Karl R. Popper
In Search of a Better World
Tue Feb 28 12:29:27 GMT 1995