1962 -1986: A Spotlight Chronology (see Decades pages)

Bits of Books, Mostly Biographies

*This post is no longer being updated – instead it has been split into a page for each decade to continue updating with more space ^ see above or below)*

1960s

1970s

1980s

What is perhaps most notable in placing a series of press reports on abuse scandals over any period of time is that there’s a lot of shock and outrage and not much action from anyone in a position of duty, responsibility or power to do anything except to apparently express more shock and outrage, this time on our behalf, before swiftly moving on. Something the collection of press reports at SpotlightOnAbuse ably demonstrate and which forms the spine of this chronology. This unfinished post is my ongoing response to an extremely powerful piece I’ve been digesting for a while now: What the Fluck! a blog post by Adam Curtis ( 5 December 2013) on his blog The…

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