Letter: The new consensus

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The Independent Online
WHILE I agree with Roger Scruton about the limitations of capitalism, I was astonished that he so strongly opposes the concept of making adult erotica more freely available in the UK on the grounds that it will "create the frame of mind that sees nothing wrong with paedophilia". Where is the evidence? European countries where adult erotic material has been sold for years with few restrictions, have no greater incidence of paedophilia or indeed any other sexual offences. Have we lost any capability to look objectively abroad and to learn from others, or is our isolation and sense of moral superiority endless?


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