Orwell knew and Hobsbawm knows how to face facts.… Read the rest
Welcome to our archive of news stories relevant to the project of fighting fashionable nonsense. The stories are drawn from the electronic pages of the world’s media. On this page, you’ll find links to those stories that have been featured on Butterflies and Wheels during the current year. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to separate archives of stories from previous years.
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But why isn’t it called ‘Husband Swap’? … Read the rest
Being playful and ironic and in fashion has its limitations.… Read the rest
Australian Aborigines welcome plan to set up bones repatriation panel.… Read the rest
‘…this does nothing but denigrate women by reducing them to their biological function.’… Read the rest
What do we mean by: safety, comfort, offense, hatred, inappropriate, healthy campus climate?… Read the rest
David Stanway looks at the idiocy of rural life in China.… Read the rest
When was child-bearing made compulsory?… Read the rest
White guys at university binge-drink because they’re so ashamed of not being diverse, right?… Read the rest
‘I was protecting the environment’ is not a defence, high court rules.… Read the rest
The first letter is G, the two billionth is T.… Read the rest
TV could be an excellent medium for popularizing philosophy, but if it always has to be visually entrancing, well…… Read the rest
How political principles and personal choices fit together matters.… Read the rest
What it’s like to work for people who can’t fasten their own seat belts or recognize servants as human.… Read the rest
They were once colleagues. Now they’re bickering.… Read the rest
Campaign against historian by the Hindutva brigade.… Read the rest
Oxford prof suspended for rejecting Israeli student on the grounds of his nationality.… Read the rest
Take-up of MMR jab remains low despite ‘unequivocal evidence’ that it is not a risk factor for autism.… Read the rest