Debate: Judging right or wrong

Forum member Alkan sought the truth in a quotation from David Baddiel

By: The OpenLearn team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Friday 2nd October 2009
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Philosophy
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"Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong."

I came across this quote in a novel The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel. He does not quote the source.

A cynical statement but looked at from an historic, or sociological perspective. Does it not contain some truth?