Essays & Opinion
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.
I expect No Man’s Sky will be a great game. However, neither Hello Games nor Sony can be proud of the way they have communicated with the people who want to play it.
That Ken Livingstone ‘remembered’ Hitler’s support for Zionism perfectly demonstrates how politicians use misinformation and coded language to appeal to anti-semites whilst pretending to abhor racism.
Why do writers assert that minorities are under-represented in nominations for Academy Awards, when they only cite Black actors, and never actors from other minorities?
If you cannot remember who was the better Bond, this infographic should help to jog your memory.
In his Culture novels, Iain M. Banks depicted a utopian society which has a ‘way’ and a sense of destiny akin to those found in religion. The second of these novels, The Player of Games, illustrates how Banks’ atheism did not stop him believing that certain moral values will inevitably prevail.