Big stars, blood relatives and one guilty silence

By Jude Collins

One of the basic errors of logic is to argue from the particular to the general (‘The people getting the dole are a lazy shower – there’s a guy next door to me has turned down two job offers’). So when I see Bono strutting the world pontificating on what the planet needs, I have to remind myself that yes, Bono gets an audience because (i) he is vastly rich; (ii) he fronts a tuneless rock band, but that doesn’t mean everyone who’s famous for one thing can’t talk sense about another.

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