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.


Constitution? What constitution? *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Article 37 of Maryland’s constitution provides that “no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God”… Read the rest



Remember Hazlitt *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Michael Foot, A C Grayling, Tom Paulin, Andrew Motion, Ian Mayes at ceremony to do that.… Read the rest



Peter Van Inwagen on Clifford’s Sentence *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Is It Wrong Everywhere, Always, and for Anyone to Believe Anything on Insufficient Evidence?… Read the rest



18 good ideas *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Tahir Aslam Gora suggests an outline for the new Islam.… Read the rest



Nebraska 1997: Multiculturalism meets child marriage *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The use of cultural evidence risks a dangerous balkanization of the criminal law.… Read the rest



Flemming Rose on why he published the cartoons *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

This is a popular trick of totalitarian movements: Label any critique or call for debate as an insult and punish the offenders. … Read the rest



Nahid Toubia fights against FGM *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘This is about women and elevating the status of women and making them equal human beings.’… Read the rest



Belief in hell *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

79.7% in Ireland, 74.6% in the US, 58.3% in the UK.… 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



Interview with Mukhtaran Mai *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

In their hearts these people were with us, but they were scared to show this. … Read the rest



Flemming Rose on the cartoons *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Does a religion have the right to impose its religious taboos onto the public domain?… Read the rest



Primacy of the UDHR *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Universal means universal.… Read the rest



The dangers of too much ‘detox’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The evidence supporting the whole ‘hydration industry’ is flawed. … Read the rest



From Chattel to Freewomen *

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Dr Mohini Giri works to rescue Indian widows from living death.… Read the rest



Norm Geras on Minimum Utopia *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A world cured of its worst remediable deprivations and horrors is worth aiming for.… Read the rest



National Conference of Catholic Bishops on infants with anencephaly *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

It is never permitted to terminate the gestation of an anencephalic child as the means of avoiding psychological or physical risks to the mother.… Read the rest



‘Whoever changes religion – kill him’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Sura 40 says that those who reject the scriptures will have iron collars and chains placed around their necks, be dragged into scalding water and burnt in the fire.… Read the rest