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The Machiavellian Politics of Postmodernism

Postmodernism's relativism is part of a rhetorical political strategy, some Machiavellian realpolitik employed to throw the opposition off track.

Postmodernism’s Threats to Free Speech

A key part of explaining why the Left now advocates speech codes is that in recent decades the Left has suffered major disappointments.

Postmodernism Is Nonsensical Anti-Free Speech

The postmodern argument implies that free speech is what the Ku Klux Klan favours. Speech codes equalise the playing field.

Defending Free Speech Against Postmodernism

Consider first a free-speech point dear to liberal hearts: that there is a distinction between speech and action.

Is Religion Worth Arguing About?

We are getting better at thinking about religion, individually and socially. Compared to centuries past, more people now know how to think.

Should We Refrain from Criticizing Religion Simply Because It Offends Believers?

The history of the Catholic Church, just as one example, is soaked in the blood of civilians who questioned the authority imposed on them.

Criticizing Religious Beliefs Is a Fundamental Human Right

One’s religious beliefs should not exist in an impenetrable and inviolable bubble wherein they are protected from criticism or scrutiny.

Freedom = Criticism of ALL Religions Is a Fundamental Right

Once one enters the public sphere, religious beliefs are not protected from scrutiny, debate, criticism, and ridicule.

Criminalizing speech is unworthy of an open society

In a society of increasing diversity, criminalizing speech that defames religions would put us on the road to a tyranny of silence.

In a democracy no one can have a right not to be insulted or offended

In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.

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