• Arvanitakis on American politics: Correction v cancel culture

    James Arvanitakis     |      July 25, 2020

    Like the #metoomovement before it, the death of George Floyd has unleashed a much broader wave of social change, but some fear that freedom of thought and speech are being swept away alongside relics of the past.

  • Is cancel culture stifling open debate?

    Hugh Breakey     |      July 12, 2020

    150 high-profile authors, commentators and scholars have signed an open letter in Harper’s magazine claiming that “open debate and toleration of differences” are under attack.by a new ‘cancel culture’ dominated by dogma, coercion and ideological conformity.

  • The challenge of free speech

    James Arvanitakis     |      February 8, 2020

    Universities should be bastions of free speech and open inquiry, but intolerance of “politically incorrect” opinions and party political meddling is threatening to close down rational debate on a range of hot-button social and scientific issues.