Essays & Opinion
Democracy is not served by voters maintaining illusions whilst politicians insist on presenting poor choices.
Where is the evidence that marching for science leads to better policy? Has any scientist done the research, and if so, why did they forget to cite it?
Why would anybody go to the trouble of pretending the Leader of the Liberal Democrats did not stand in front of a shelf of empty wine glasses?
John Stuart Mill cogently argued that liberalism requires more than laws to protect free speech. Liberals must also guard against “the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.” That defensive principle must also be applied to a controversial antagonist like Milo Yiannopoulos.
If freedom of movement is a universal panacea, why not adopt it throughout the Middle East?
Forbidden Thoughts is a new science fiction anthology, full of stories that are politically incorrect. Two of the stories are by me, meaning I am in very bad company. But irrespective of the current locus of mainstream tastes and opinions, there will always be a need to present alternatives.
Some believe that Trump and Clinton are competing to be leaders of the free world. Outside of the USA, few will share that belief.
There is an oft-repeated rationalization that Muslim terrorists are not Muslims. The same hollow wordplay would be denounced if used to excuse rape, child abuse, racism or homophobia.
Do you disagree with Brexit? This simple trick lets you negate the votes of millions and will keep you in the European Union!
O2 CEO Ronan Dunne said he wanted a ‘proper debate’ about the UK’s membership of the European Union, but he chose a terrible way to engage with the people most likely to want Brexit.