"Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous, but also more vulnerable" (Lord Robertson).
The UK tabloid The Sun on 17 July carries a page of columns and comments by ex-editor Kelvin MacKenzie. In one contribution, he writes: "I would like to thank the black cab driver who waived his £12 fare for relative of mine ... it was truly an act of random kindness. Sir, I salute you, whoever you are."
Colleague Fackson Banda has penned a piece for The Media online, concluding that media missed the significance of the Free State University racism story: "There is no "simunye"; this is a society disintegrating at the seams."
In particular, he contrasts two different approaches to the disgraceful affair: one which isolates it as an exception - a deviation from the consensus; the other which critically locates it in social context.
The HRC hearings into protests by Primedia journalists against the racially-exclusive meeting of the Forum of Black Journalists have been reported as "no-holds-barred debate".
My biggest response yet on thoughtleader.co.za has been on a posting about the Forum of Black Journalists. 2000 views and 48 comments.
And most of them - surprise - disagree with my focus. The concern, from their responses, is race. Not secrecy.