Case in point?

February 19, 2009

Simon Lee compares his situation to that of Josef K, who is described in your article as "accused of a crime that is never made clear and that he did not commit" ("Post-1992s need new governance structures, argues Leeds Met head", 12 February). Let's not rush to judgment about the second point.

As Eric Marson points out in his 1975 book Kafka's Trial: The Case against Josef K, while the protagonist of The Trial continually protests his innocence, he never once asks what the accusation against him actually is. Ignorance is not innocence.

Bruce Christianson, University of Hertfordshire.

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