Amanda Knox

From Rolling Stone

From The Guardian’s Amanda Knox: What’s in a face? by Ian Leslie:

“It is astonishing how quick we are to draw conclusions about how a person ought to look or behave in circumstances we haven’t ourselves even come close to experiencing. How many of us have returned to our home after a night away to discover that our flatmate has been brutally murdered? How many of us can know what it feels like to be at the sharp end of a punishing interrogation, in a foreign country, carried out by men in uniform who seem absolutely convinced that they know what happened, who are as certain as we are confused, fearful and exhausted? None of us. And yet we feel free to blithely pronounce, from a great distance, on whether someone in this situation is ‘acting weird’ or not. What does it stem from, this over-confidence in facile intuitions about what other people are thinking?”

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