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The UK Labour Party and the System of Diversity

The UK Labour Party and the System of Diversity

A review of The Tribe: The Liberal Left and the System of Diversity, by Ben Cobley, Imprint Academic, (July 9, 2018) 250 pages. In February this year, I joined Artists for Brexit. AfB is an umbrella organisation for creatives who either voted Leave or who voted Remain but nonetheless want

Helen Dale
Helen Dale
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Rejecting Progress in the Name of 'Cultural Appropriation'

Rejecting Progress in the Name of 'Cultural Appropriation'

Another week, another set of manufactured outrages. New absurdities have been discovered recently in the UK as the Labour politician, Dawn Butler, has criticised the TV chef, and self-appointed guardian of the nation’s sugar levels, Jamie Oliver, for ‘cultural appropriation.’ His crime? Launching a product called ‘Punchy Jerk Rice,

Neema Parvini
Neema Parvini
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Is There a Future for Human Spaceflight?

Is There a Future for Human Spaceflight?

On February 6, Elon Musk and his company Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) accomplished the maiden launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket. It was exhilarating to watch, even vicariously through the Internet. The payload, one of Musk’s red Tesla sports cars, is now on a deep space trajectory that

Philip Backman
Philip Backman
Science / Tech
The Peterson Principle: Intellectual Complexity and Journalistic Incompetence

The Peterson Principle: Intellectual Complexity and Journalistic Incompetence

It was while I was watching Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman’s spectacularly disastrous interview with University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson that what was wrong with much of journalism today crystallized in my brain. I’d been oscillating between anger and frustration watching Canadian media fail again

Paul Benedetti
Paul Benedetti
Canada
Sex and STEM: Stubborn Facts and Stubborn Ideologies

Sex and STEM: Stubborn Facts and Stubborn Ideologies

Many academics in the modern world seem obsessed with the sex difference in engagement with science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields. Or rather they are obsessed with the fact that there are more men than women in some of these fields. There is particular concern about the lack of

David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet
David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet
Diversity Debate
Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer

Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer

On the 9th of January, I noticed the French journalist Anne-Elizabeth Moutet report on Facebook that the open letter she had co-signed protesting the excesses of the #MeToo movement had received endorsement from an unexpected source. Samantha Geimer was the girl raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13 years

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
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