challenging religious privilege in public life

Free Speech


Postmodernism’s Dangerous Assault on Reason

Postmodernism rejects the Enlightenment project in the most fundamental way – by attacking its essential philosophical themes.

The puzzle of why postmodernists are hostile to dissent and debate

It is a puzzle why among the far Left we find civility, tolerance, and fair play the least practiced and even denounced.

How Postmodernists Use Language as a Weapon

It makes perfect sense that to most postmodernists language is primarily a weapon. This explains the harsh nature of much postmodern rhetoric.

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.