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.


Steiner racism and state funding *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

At Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship ‘special pre-election seminar’ … Read the rest



BBC boss says Islam should be treated differently *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Also says his Christian beliefs guide his judgments.… Read the rest



David Colquhoun on the problem of causality *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The problem is traded on by the vast and unscrupulous alternative medicine industry.… Read the rest



Being a new atheist means not saying you’re sorry *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

It seems as if in order to be a ‘good’ atheist one has to feel bad about not believing in god.… Read the rest



Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

3 January: I am afraid. 14 January: I may not go to school again. … Read the rest



Free Speech and its Postmodern Adversaries *

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The theoretical stimuli for multiculturalism owe something to theories about “difference”… Read the rest



Communal justice in Bolivia *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Cases include death sentences for women accused of adultery and the beating, stoning, hanging, and burning of an elected official accused of corruption.… Read the rest



Pitcairn Island: 6 Found Guilty Of Sex Abuse *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Six men were convicted of charges including rape and indecent assault in trials that exposed a culture of sexual abuse on Pitcairn.… Read the rest



Stepping Stones Nigeria on Child Witches *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

An increasing number of children in the Niger Delta are being forced to the streets and trafficked as a result of a deeply held belief in child “witches”… Read the rest



John Hartung on ‘Love thy Neighbor’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Thy neighbor is not everyone, it is thy group.… Read the rest



Submission in advance *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A gigantic taboo zone has been created, repeatedly reiterated and expanded with the well-intentioned collaboration of Western intellectuals.… Read the rest



IHEU on superstition and witchcraft in Africa *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Attacks on witches, persecution and killings still take place. Most of the victims are women and children.… Read the rest



Lawyers for victims say pope obstructed justice. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

In 2001 Ratzinger issued an order ensuring the church’s investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret.… Read the rest



Escaping the Amish *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Rape, incest, sexual abuse; physical and verbal abuse; women have no rights; rudimentary education; animal abuse.… Read the rest



Controversy over Tariq Ramadan *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Ramadan, integration advisor for Rotterdam council and a guest professor at the city’s Erasmus university, is under fire for presenting a weekly talk show on the Iranian channel Press TV.… Read the rest



Ratzinger’s 2001 letter to the bishops *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

More concerned about the ‘eucharist’ than about the molested ‘minors.’… Read the rest



Anthony Grayling and Keith Ward *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

God didn’t do it, he wasn’t there at the time, and besides he’s sorry.… Read the rest



The ‘Faith Community Liaison Group’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A ministerial working group in the Home Office charged with injecting religious ideas ‘across Whitehall’. … Read the rest



Cult Stud Suggests Put Down a Book Week *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

TV is popular culture, the working class likes it, so put down that book.… Read the rest



Marieme Hélie-Lucas challenges the ‘coward Left’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Women in Algeria were slaughtered in the thousands by fundamentalist armed forces throughout the nineties, because they refused to be forcibly covered.… Read the rest