A brolly unjust world

John Edwards writes.

In his April letter on fame (‘Fame – who’s gonna live for ever’) Adrian Furnham is quite right in pointing out that the rain falls upon everyone, without regard to probity. The point was made in Matthew 5:45, as well as by one or two of Shakespeare’s fools – and was given well-known expression in Portia’s famous speech. For a more rounded sense of the ‘Just World’ phenomenon, we might also recall

 

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