The Left Is Losing The Argument. Here’s How To Fix It.

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for those who consider themselves ‘left’ or ‘progressive’ (and I’d count myself as both). What the Google diversity memo revealed, more than anything, was that there are many who not only don’t share our priorities but think that the way that we’ve been going about securing them is […]

Reinstate The ISIS-related play, Homegrown

The National Youth Theatre has recently been forced to cancel a play exploring the motives behind radicalised young people exploring Islamic State less than two weeks before it was due to open. Homegrown, a National Youth Theatre production, was originally going to run at a school in Bethnal Green but was moved after pressure from […]

I’ve got no desire to emulate my baby boomer “betters”

The Independent reported today that the Millennial generation had become a “Peter Pan generation.” I’m sure that if you’re struggling to make ends meet today, it’s a charming narrative. The story runs something like this: restless generation obstructed from manifest destiny through a mixture of ruthless government policy and generational greed. The narrative convinces us […]

Social media is encouraging a thin skin

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt in the Atlantic ask whether we are encouraging our students to develop an extra-thin skin by protecting them from exposure to ideas they don’t like: But vindictive protectiveness teaches students to think in a very different way. It prepares them poorly for professional life, which often demands intellectual engagement with […]