The right to criticise George Soros

Apr 21, 2019 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: This arrogant and destructive oligarch must be held to account. Anyone who dares to criticise the billionaire speculator George Soros can expect to be denounced as an anti-Semite. So last week, when Roger Scruton spoke unkindly about Soros in an interview with the New Statesman, it was inevitable that sections of the media would brand him a xenophobic villain. Scruton referred to a ‘Soros Empire’ in Hungary and this was immediately seized upon as evidence of his...

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“One man with God is in the majority” – Britain’s ‘most arrested’ street preacher in victory for free speech – again

Apr 7, 2019 by

From Christian Concern. In a victory for freedom of speech, Britain’s ‘most arrested’ street preacher, Mike Overd, has walked free from conviction after his fifth prosecution. With four previous prosecutions – and no convictions – street preacher Mike Overd was accused in January of this year of ‘offending’ members of the public and charged with ‘anti-social behaviour’. However, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) withdrew the charge because the police inspector had not signed the right...

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You’ve just been called a bigot. Now what?

Apr 6, 2019 by

by Adam Mill, Intellectual Takeout. So you have just been accused of being a bigot of some kind—you’re a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, or some other horrible-sounding name. Don’t fool yourself. Everyone is a potential target. Anyone can be called out. Forget intersectionality. African-Americans, women, LGBTQ, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and all manner of foreign nationals have all been accused of discrimination at one time or another. Being a member of a protected class...

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A homeschooling register – the brainwashers’ Trojan Horse

Apr 5, 2019 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman […] In its support for a home-schooling register The Times is in tune with the prevailing orthodoxies of current educational and sociological thinking. The intention, certainly, is to be helpful to children, to parents and to society as a whole. Currently, we do not know how many children are being home-educated although the number appears to be growing significantly. A register will provide helpful statistical data; not least, the extent of parental...

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Academia: no place for young Christian scholars?

Apr 5, 2019 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative. A reader who is a senior academic at a major university writes in response to this Villanova post of mine earlier today. He does not teach at Villanova, but said that my analysis of the president and the provost’s letter is 100 percent true about academia in general. He writes: The degree to which the diversity/inclusion goal has usurped the actual intellectual/scholarly core of academic disciplines is staggering.  One sees it everywhere.  The notion...

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Cambridge and the exclusion of Jordan Peterson

Apr 3, 2019 by

by Nigel Biggar, The Article: The facts are these. Jordan Peterson is a fully paid-up and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, who, earlier in his career, taught at Harvard. In a letter of 19 February he was offered a visiting fellowship by Cambridge University’s Divinity Faculty, which had been formally approved by the Faculty’s Research Committee. The following month, on Monday 18 March, Peterson referred to the offer on his YouTube channel. Two days later, on...

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