Judge in trial called him a falsifier of history.… Read the rest
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Irving sued Deborah Lipstadt in 2000 for calling him a Holocaust denier in 1994 book. … Read the rest
Catholic missionary in Alaska village ruined many lives. Church disavows responsibility.… Read the rest
By using phrase ‘the community’ three times in two short sentences.… Read the rest
Racism, unemployment and deprivation, and harassment and violence in their own communities.… Read the rest
Did you listen to that In Our Time with Julian and Anthony Grayling and Miranda Fricker? There was one bit near the end where it seemed to me Julian kind of pulled a fast one. I transcribed it. See what you think.
The thing about Rorty is that he does reject this idea of Truth with a capital T, as all the pragmatists do, and – but the thing is it’s not so much that he thinks it’s a philosophical mistake to think we can have that kind of truth, which represents the world – he does think that’s a mistake – but I think more importantly, he thinks it’s just not that important or relevant. And his attitude to
So, it seems to be a good day for out-there pronouncements by bloodthirsty authoritarian men. For horrible glimpses into the nasty fetid power-ravenous controlfreak minds of tyrannical shits.
Osama’s pious little wet-dream is not much of a surprise, of course. No surprise at all really. But still worth a passing kick.
Osama bin Laden wants the United States to convert to Islam, ditch its constitution, abolish banks, jail homosexuals and sign the Kyoto climate change treaty…Alcohol and gambling would be barred and there would be an end to women’s photos in newspapers or advertising. Any woman serving “passengers, visitors and strangers”, presumably anyone from air stewardesses to waitresses, would also be out of a job.
From air stewardesses to waitresses … Read the rest
Thucydides belongs on list of things to be sure to read before dying.… Read the rest
Within any movement against improper authority there evolves an idea of proper authority… Read the rest
General education in science should stimulate a worldview grounded in our best understanding of reality.… Read the rest
Convert to Islam, ditch constitution, abolish banks, jail homosexuals, sign Kyoto treaty. How touching.… Read the rest
‘Everything that I did, all that I carried out, all the problems I had, I dedicate to God.’ How touching.… Read the rest
Okay so these seventeen archbishops. All tied up in knots they are. All frantic and agitated and unhappy. Tearing their episcopal hair, rending their purple robes, chewing their anglican nails. And for why? For because that the Archbish of C isn’t being harsh enough toward non-heterosexuality. That’s why. Okay – why? Why is that a reason? Why are they so agitated about non-heterosexuality? Why does it upset them? Why does it worry them? Why do they think it’s so terrible?
They don’t really say. Maybe it’s too much to expect them to, in a letter to the Archbish, since they probably expect him to know. But still – since religious types never do seem to manage to come up … Read the rest
The whole letter, so that you can judge for yourself.… Read the rest
About sexual behavior – perhaps a little more than strictly necessary.… Read the rest
A tv drama based on real people but with some of the evidence left out.… Read the rest
Judge in libel hearing called him ‘an active Holocaust denier’. Holocaust denial against law in Austria.… Read the rest
Norm Geras, Harry’s, others. Mostly male, Guardian notes.… Read the rest
Forty months in prison and 750 lashes. HRW condemns decision.… Read the rest