Life happened and I haven’t posted much recently. While I catch up on the work, you can all catch up on the reading.
Tag Archive: Racism
Jul 21 2014
Jun 22 2014
Whatever we say about the sentencing, this wasn’t anything like as trivial as some suggest.
Jun 17 2014
One 23-year-old’s last letter to a relative who won’t leave him alone.
Jun 17 2014
Time for some recent favourites from around the web.
Jun 01 2014
I’m not trying to commandeer paranoid fears of terror threats for progressives – I’m trying to destabilise them.
May 30 2014
Like Mohammad Sidique Khan, who set off a bomb on the London Underground nine years ago, Elliot Rodger was young, educated and outwardly respectable. Like Khan, he killed seven people including himself. My guess based on his demographics is that Roger was probably an atheist – but otherwise, the two were in many ways twin …
Apr 29 2014
Britain’s European elections are in three weeks, with the right-wing UK Independence Party predicted first place. This blog’s core readers aren’t likely to vote for them, but the party has startling support in parts of UK secularism. Anne Marie Waters, who serves on the National Secular Society’s board of directors, was this month announced as …
Jan 11 2014
How many of you have ever felt personally victimised by Regina George religion? Various articles have circulated recently attacking ‘new atheism’ and trotting out familiar ‘don’t be a dick’ arguments: Alom Shaha’s and Ariane Sherine’s at the Rationalist Association, Martin Robbins’ at Vice. Marianne Baker, on her own blog, has weighed in. I’ve already responded to Alom’s, …
Nov 22 2013
I’ve made several new discoveries of late. One of them is The Failed Gael, Dòmhnall Iain MacDonald’s excellent blog on Gaelic identity, atheism, social change and Scottish nationalism. (He runs, as it happens, the same godless group at Oxford University that I did several years back.) I’d vote for independence in a heartbeat were I a …