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.


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



So where are these powerful arguments? *

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Alister McGrath says Richard Dawkins is a crude religious propagandist… Read the rest



Carl Zimmer Reviews The God Gene *

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Or rather, a gene for something labeled ‘spirituality.’… Read the rest



British diplomats rescue women from forced marriages *

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Rehman has been thrashed by her father, threatened at gunpoint by her uncle and forced to marry a complete stranger… Read the rest



The Things We Forgot to Remember *

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OU/Radio 4 series on which bits of history we remember and which we don’t… Read the rest



Witch-hunts in Orissa *

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When someone gets ill, women are punished.… Read the rest



Costing an Arm and a Leg *

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Mental disorders come and go.… Read the rest



Jesus and Mo on Righteous Blasphemy *

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Jesus is reading The Philosophers’ Magazine.… Read the rest



Tony Sewell and Lee Jasper on racism and school. *

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We need to challenge a youth culture that thinks to do well in school is ‘to act white.’… Read the rest



Silence over Afghan women’s rights *

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Widows starve, refugees are beaten, rape victims are beaten… Read the rest



Profile of Susan Sontag from 1992. *

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‘I don’t want to express alienation. It isn’t what I feel. I’m interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up.’… Read the rest



Kenan Malik’s Debate with Steve Fuller *

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If there are two cultures involved in the Sokal affair they are shoddy scholarship on the one side and an attempt at rational thought on the other. … Read the rest



Azam Kamguian on Islam and Education *

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The anti-secularist reaction has been bad for women and children.… Read the rest



The machismo of the riots *

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In 1968, women and men occupied the barricades.… Read the rest



15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense *

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Scientific American provides useful tool… Read the rest



Hitchens on Hirsi Ali *

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She has case histories that will freeze your blood. These, however, are in some ways less depressing than the excuses made by qualified liberals for their continuation. … Read the rest



Barbie looks better with no legs *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Why does someone want both her legs off, ‘fairly high’ above the knee?… Read the rest