The Battle of Berkeley: American’s Struggle for Free Speech

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For what it’s worth: there’s something happening here, and what it is seems reasonably clear. There are anarchists clashing in the streets with people...

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Douglas Carswell, the independent MP for Clacton, is convinced that Britain’s political and economic systems are rigged. This in itself is scarcely noteworthy. These...

Assisted Dying: Morally Permissible and yet Unlawful

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The arguments for and against assisted dying, commonly referred to as voluntary euthanasia, have been part of applied ethical discussion since the middle of...

Revisiting The Road to Wigan Pier

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Wigan Pier was a coal landing jetty on the Leeds-Liverpool canal where it passed through Wigan. It is an ironic appellation, Wigan's Pier bearing...

The Ken Livingstone Furore Reveals Britain’s Anti-Semitism Problem

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Ken Livingstone hasn’t been far away from the headlines in the past few months, and this fortnight has proved no different. By incessantly drawing...

Shashi Tharoor and The Consequences of Britain’s Imperial Past

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It is a curious thing, the British public’s understanding of its imperial history. Shashi Tharoor’s Channel 4 interview, in which he argues that the...

‘Even the most glittering reign must come to an end’

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If you haven’t seen it, you must see the original TV series of House of Cards It’s almost been ten years since I found a...

When is a Feminist Not a Feminist?

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This piece was first published as a guest blog on Lee Jussim’s Psychology Today Rabble Rowser blog here. Full references available here. “Feminism: The advocacy...

Are Universities Promoting a ‘Safe Space’ by Undermining Free Speech?

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If you have a Twitter account and have any interest in politics, it is very likely that you saw the story of Lincoln University...

We’ve had Equal Marriage, Now it’s Time for Equal Divorce

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John Glenn, Tory MP for Salisbury and Wiltshire South, brought the Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill before the House of Commons for its second...

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