In lieu of having anything interesting to say, here's the latest installment of my attempt to get a correction (of Dworkin on Bentham on rights) printed in the Guardian. I got no reply to my original email, so re-sent it today with the following message:
Dear Readers' Editor
I sent the email below eight days ago, and am re-sending it, in case it was not seen, as I've heard nothing back nor seen any correction published. I still think the two issues I raised are valid. Assuming that my email was read: had the writer been one of your journalists, I'm thinking that a correction/clarification might have appeared by now. Which is to say, not having heard from you, I suspect that the writer being the Bentham professor at UCL might have complicated the matter. If so, that would be understandable, but surely it would make the need for a correction, of some sort, even greater (as readers might reasonably expect an accurate representation of Bentham's thought from someone writing in the Guardian as the Bentham professor of law)?
I'm looking forward to a reply, to which I claim an inalienable right. (In it, please don't tell me I was the only one to raise this issue. Please tell me I was just one of many readers who contacted you.)
I'm sort of enjoying this, except for the lack of a response. If I still get no reply, then it's on to the ombudsman! And I'm tempted to contact the Dean of Laws at UCL - because, by awarding Ronald Dworkin the Bentham professorship,
its most prestigious Chair, UCL has betrayed its own "spiritual father".