After Paris

  The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The intelligentsia in an open society are influential in a way that is sometimes poorly understood. Fashionable opinion makers in a democracy are rarely Machiavellian movers and … Continue reading After Paris

You Can’t Read This Blog: Reviewing Nick Cohen

 Despite the idiotic sneer that such principles are “fashionable”, it is always the ideas of secularism, libertarianism, internationalism, and solidarity that stand in need of reaffirmation. Christopher Hitchens On 7th December last year, some twenty Muslim men stormed a book launch in Amsterdam and promptly declared a death sentence upon the book’s author. They unfurled … Continue reading You Can’t Read This Blog: Reviewing Nick Cohen

REVIEW: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” by Richard Dawkins

In the appendix to Richard Dawkins’ latest book – The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution – the author reproduces the results of Gallup’s 2008 poll sampling American popular opinion about evolution. An astonishing 44% of those polled identified the statement “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” by Richard Dawkins