Tony Buzan

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: Tony Buzan

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:10 pm

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:26 pm
The Latin phrases De mortuis nihil nisi bonum and De mortuis nil nisi bene [dicendum] ("Of the dead, [say] nothing but good") indicate that it is socially inappropriate to speak ill of the dead - Wikipedia, although similar sentiments appear across a wide range of sources.

I wouldn't suggest this holds good for, say, Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin but - if one's rationale for departing from the rule is simply that the deceased was a "controversial figure" of whom one disapproved - this may say more about the speaker than his subject.
One person's "controversy" may be another person's something else, of course.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Tony Buzan

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:37 pm

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I'm perfectly happy for people to use this section to discuss the controversial aspects of the lives of recently deceased people.

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Carl Hibbard
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Re: Tony Buzan

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:42 am

Returning from a week off I am far less convinced than Jack but will leave it to the individual to decide (for now...) if it is appropriate.
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