In Defence of Freedom of Speech. ©Gavin Ashenden.

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TIMES are changing. Two of my great heroes have recently been banned from speaking on university campuses. Twenty years ago they were firebrand radicals, alarming the establishment with their fervour and campaigning. No one silenced them then. Now they have been silenced. Not by the establishment, but by the new cultural bullies.

They are Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell.  Continue reading “In Defence of Freedom of Speech. ©Gavin Ashenden.”

Choosing anti-truth. The 3 Syriac bishops, the Home Office and Nissar Hussain. © Gavin Ashenden


There used to be just truth and lies, but it’s got more complex of late. Some people are talking about our being in an age of post-truth – which I suppose means we all make up a version of that suits us. But there’s also anti-truth – which is not so much a lie, as an attempt to hide the truth. Continue reading “Choosing anti-truth. The 3 Syriac bishops, the Home Office and Nissar Hussain. © Gavin Ashenden”

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