Michigan’s law school can continue to consider race; undergraduate programme is unconstitutional.… 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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The US Supreme Court narrowly upholds University of Michigan’s use of race in admissions, rejects point system.… Read the rest
‘…the outlandish claims that were frequently made for Potter made you wonder whether some of these people had ever read anything else.’… Read the rest
It’s become hip to regress into childhood.… Read the rest
Under God, one man one vote, Muslim child – language does shape our consciousness.… Read the rest
The Dini case, a conspicuous ‘debate’ in Tucson, a new ‘Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination’ in Ashcroft’s Justice Department.… Read the rest
Race is a fiction, therefore everyone must learn to be completely obsessed by it. Eh?… Read the rest
A mash note to Alan Sokal in the Guardian.… Read the rest
Matt Ridley on the way genes and experience interact.… Read the rest
Bristol University will continue to consider backgrounds as well as academic records.… Read the rest
The reporter who investigated what happened at the Baghdad Museum says the waters are still being muddied.… Read the rest
Whether the arts should be judged on aesthetic grounds, or on ethnic representation.… Read the rest
How quickly rebels can move to the other side.… Read the rest
Authoritarian cults that demand sensitivity or else, or hard-headed researchers who ask questions.… Read the rest
Virginia Woolf told jokes, including obscene ones, Doris Lessing points out.… Read the rest
Woolf’s early notebook reveals – surprise! – she had her flaws.… Read the rest
An interview with Bernard Williams in the Guardian last November.… Read the rest
Richard Wollheim on Bernard Williams in The Independent.… Read the rest
A.C. Grayling on Bernard Williams in The Financial Times.… Read the rest