Government to establish ‘Commission for Countering Extremism’ – Be afraid. Be very afraid

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “A commission for countering extremism will be established to support the government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms, both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to spread,” the Queen announced in her speech this week to the...

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Intimidation Is the New Normal on Campus

Apr 27, 2017 by

by Jonathan Haidt, Chronicle of Higher Education: From now on, any speaker who arouses a protest is at risk of a beating. I mages of fires, fireworks, and metal barricades crashing through windows made for great television, but the rioters who shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’s talk at the University...

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Pro-life midwife ordered to do abortions or lose her job takes case to European human rights court

Apr 22, 2017 by

by Claire Chretien, LifeSite: A Swedish midwife who has lost a years-long fight to not be required to participate in abortions as part of her job is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights. Earlier this month, pro-life midwife Ellinor Grimmark lost her case at the Swedish Labour...

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Bias Response Teams: campus censorship at its most sinister

Apr 11, 2017 by

By Tom Slater, spiked: US colleges now want students to snitch on their peers and professors. When you criticise the parlous state of free speech on campus these days, you’re often called hysterical. Disinviting speakers, banning microaggressions and clamping down on culturally appropriative...

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We need civil discussion to protect us against dogmatism and groupthink

Mar 17, 2017 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Violent protest, no-platforming and public shaming are increasingly used on university campuses and on social media to shut down debate. So it is refreshing to see that two Ivy League professors at the opposite ends of the political spectrum have issued a declaration...

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The Crisis of Liberty in the West

Mar 8, 2017 by

By Ryan T Anderson, The Heritage Foundation: Any lecture on the crisis of liberty in the West faces at least one serious limitation: time. I know time is in short supply, as is liberty, for the crisis of liberty in the West is expansive, multifaceted, and more deeply rooted than many of our...

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