Toby Young Toby Young

Status Anxiety | 19 April 2008

In which my efforts to be a defender of the weak against criminals go awry

What are the limits of our obligations as members of society? Should we intervene when we witness a violent crime taking place? Do those of us with large families to support get a free pass? Or should we disregard our personal circumstances and simply apply the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would be done by? Most of us like to think we would do the right thing, but few of us know how we would actually react in a situation like this.

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