‘The reactionary liberalism of Tim Farron’ – A Response

I recently read the following article by Nick Barlow, on the topic of Tim Farron’s recent statements about J.K. Rowling: https://medium.com/@nick.barlow/the-reactionary-liberalism-of-tim-farron-62f47df6b37a There are two points in this article I want to address. Firstly, the specific issue of differing views on free speech within the liberal tradition. The point being made in the first part ofContinue reading “‘The reactionary liberalism of Tim Farron’ – A Response”

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

As almost everyone who has ever had a conversation with me will know, I’m very much a proud student of philosophy, and a proponent of philosophical method to the issues of wider society. I would like to think I am sincere in my passion for my chosen subject, but one of the things that hasContinue reading “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”

Boris Johnson, Lionel Shriver, and selective appeals to consequence

Back in November 2019, in the run-up to the UK general election, the general political fervour which had taken over my life compelled me to watch an episode of the worst show on British television, Question Time. Usually, I would avoid it like the plague, on account of completely vacuous content, and invariable devolution intoContinue reading “Boris Johnson, Lionel Shriver, and selective appeals to consequence”