Flashback

Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


Dawkins interview *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

On atheism and evidence for God… Read the rest



A ‘Museum Different’ *

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The exhibit’s commentary is limited to comments like ‘Respect and sharing of your self is very important.’… Read the rest



Mediawatchwatch interviews Stephen Green of ‘Christian Voice’ *

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Other writings are unashamed myth, but not the Bible.… Read the rest



What is ‘liberal orthodoxy’? *

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Graham Larkin answers questions from New York SunRead the rest



Outsider as enemy *

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K N Panikkar on the politics of rewriting history in India. … Read the rest



Scott McLemee on the Norton ‘Theory’ Anthology *

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All those mind-bendingly transgressive thinkers now formed a sort of tradition.… Read the rest



Ramin Jahanbegloo on the intellectual in the Middle East *

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Intellectual elites who gave up their intellectual habits and submitted to the strict rules of ideologies such as Marxism-Leninism or Islamism.… Read the rest



Libraries *

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Some librarians now post NO SILENCE PLEASE signs as part of their marketing campaigns.… Read the rest



Fred Halliday on Blasphemy and Power *

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It is not possible to insult or defame someone who has been dead for 1,374 years.… Read the rest



Muslim Council of Britain unable to attend Holocaust Memorial day *

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Because it is too ‘mixed with the politics of the day’… Read the rest



Politeness on ‘In Our Time’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The Spectator, coffee houses, no swords, drawing rooms, books, mixing, nobility and gentry, Boswell’s dirty breeches, and much more.… Read the rest



The Pope is also a head of state, and that’s bad *

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The Vatican’s fictive statehood allows it to promote its retrograde gender values in multilateral forums as well… Read the rest



Advertising Standards Authority rules out miracle cure ad *

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The ASA said Peniel Pentecostal Church had to offer proof at least comparable with that required of makers of washing powder… Read the rest



Horseplay in Harappa *

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Collection of articles on on the ways Hindutva propagandists distort ancient Indian history. … Read the rest



Eagleton on Spivak *

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Be as obscurantist as you can get away with, decently or indecently.… Read the rest



Ramin Jahanbegloo on a philosophy of tolerance *

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Attentiveness towards others and openness towards truth is still not a matter of common sense in some religious and political cultures.… Read the rest



Piers Benn on Islamophobia-phobia *

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Many who fear the rise of Islamophobia veer away from critical analysis of Islamic claims and practices, perhaps for fear of what they might find.… Read the rest



Jesus and Mo on Mother Teresa *

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Not for fans of the saint… Read the rest



Evidence and persuasion *

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Robert Wilcocks on Jacques Bénesteau’s Mensonges freudiens : Histoire d’une désinformation séculaireRead the rest



Denis Donoghue Reviews Illness as Metaphor. *

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Impatient with nuances and discriminations that would impede the march of her argument.… Read the rest