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Jun 27, 2020
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Reasoned Conversations with Darren Grimes
Reasoned Conversations with Darren Grimes
Reasoned UK
48: Andrew Doyle: Social Justice Activism THREATENS Free Speech
Darren Grimes' guest today has a new book out next month, ‘Free Speech and Why It Matters’, which will be published on February 25th. The book comes at a time when the democratically elected President of the US can be kicked off of social media platforms, when banks that used to provide loans to his businesses shut off access to their capital and the new social media Twitter alternative, Parler, loses access to its hosting platform via Amazon Web Services. All of these things suggest there's a real problem when it comes to the new, de facto public square. In realising that we have a problem my guest argues that a new form of social justice activism, which perceives language as potentially violent, has prompted a national debate on where the limitations of acceptable speech should be drawn. So where should they be drawn and how do we go about doing it? 

That guest is of course Andrew Doyle, the writer, comedian and good friend of Twitter legend Titania McGrath. 00:00 - Welcome from Darren Grimes 02:15 - Why we need a book on the importance of free speech 06:35 - Andrew Doyle's religious upbringing 09:45 - How religious are today's social justice movements? 14:51 - Why Andrew reads his Twitter replies 21:40 - The 'gaslighting' around Parler and 'far-right' accusations 33:08 - How do free speech advocates tackle 'disinformation' 37:55 - Does Andrew Doyle still identify as 'Left wing'? 40:44 - Being obsessed with identity politics isn't 'Left wing' 53:27 - Will Titania McGrath place us in the gulags soon? 57:57 - Why we all need to fix the bravery deficit 01:05:34 - Closing remarks Buy Andrew's book: Follow Andrew on Twitter: ****** To make sure you never miss a single Reasoned video, click here to subscribe: Reasoned Conversations with Darren Grimes is also available as a podcast on all good podcast platforms: Reasoned is fan-funded through monthly and one-time donations: ****** Follow Reasoned on Facebook: Follow Reasoned on Twitter: Follow Reasoned on Instagram: Follow Darren on Twitter: Follow Darren on Facebook: Follow Darren on Instagram:
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Heresies: Still A Free Country? Why We Need To Stand Up For British Liberty
Britain doesn’t feel very free at the moment. And that’s bad news for Britain, certainly, but also for the world. Because – uniquely – British identity and our long heritage is rooted in the ideal of individual liberty. But what does this mean in the age of Covid? In the first of a new documentary series from the New Culture Forum, author and journalist Marc Sidwell takes on this very question. Featuring interviews with the likes of Sir Graham Brady, Baroness Claire Fox, Dan Hannan and Harry Miller, this documentary explores the history of British liberty, and what we can learn from it during these trying times. Please share this documentary -- and future episodes of "Heresies" -- on your social media channels to ensure it reaches as many people as possible! #NCFHeresies --------------- SUBSCRIBE: If you enjoyed this documentary or are enjoying our array of shows, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications) AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: itunes: SUPPORT/DONATE: Your donations will allow us to produce future episodes and help us develop a platform challenging the cultural orthodoxies dominant in our institutions, public life and media. PAYPAL/ CARD PAYMENTS - ONE TIME & MONTHLY: You can donate in a variety of ways via our website: It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations. JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Web: F: Y: T: (@NewCultureForum)
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