Stephen Fry has pronounced the death of classical liberalism. As someone who watched their political party destroy itself after dredging up that ossified Victorian ideology up from the deep and find itself as coalition bedfellows with those who have always been liberalism’s (of all varieties) greatest opponents, I can only cheer. But I do find… Continue reading Stephen Fry’s fence sitting is dangerous but a stupid idea
Category: culture wars
Jo Swinson and The Telegraph: complaints, complaints, complaints
Thanks a lot to everyone for all the positive feedback I’ve had about my article this morning. By happenstance, Alix Mortimer has just asked: Fucking disgusting. Can we get them on article 1 (accuracy) of the PCC code? The answer, at least in my view, is yes, which is why I’ve just spent the last… Continue reading Jo Swinson and The Telegraph: complaints, complaints, complaints
Thought for the day: does Giles Fraser have a point?
The Vicar of Putney writes: The problem is that atheism is defined by what it’s against, that it is not theism. And to introduce such a sense of “againstness” would fundamentally alter TftD’s character. Some years ago, Richard Dawkins was offered a slot to experiment with a secular TftD. He told us religious explanations were… Continue reading Thought for the day: does Giles Fraser have a point?