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In Favour of Schools with Philosophical and Political Ideology

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[This post is satire, my views on the subject are that school should be a place in which ideologies are scrutinized and challenged, and where young people can form their own worldview having been introduced to many different ideas without bias.]

Many groups and associations of people, notably the skeptic community, are pressuring very publicly against the association of any form of ideology with schooling. I take the opposite viewpoint and want to argue for what I call ‘political-schools’ which, not to be confused with a school which teaches politics, hold given political or philosophical ideologies which they infuse throughout their pastoral and educational structure. Parliament should adopt this policy and introduce schools of this type, strengthening and continuing the long-held ideologies of the United Kingdom and giving parents the opportunity to teach their politics to their children.Continue reading In Favour of Schools with Philosophical and Political Ideology

Offensive Censorship

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By way of a temporal journey back a few months: I was reading a BBC article today which discussed the decision by the German state of Bavaria to allow the publication of Mein Kampf after it’s copyright expires in 2015. I was then directed to a story about how the booksellers Waterstone’s apologized for including the book on their Christmas recommendations list. They stated in a wilting response that no politics section should include the volume and that they were sorry for the offense caused.Continue reading Offensive Censorship

Opinion

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‘That’s your opinion and you have a right to it.’ or some other such statement (usually preceding the speaker’s disagreement with said opinion) is one which provides me with an acute combination of offense and irritation.Continue reading Opinion

George Galloway: Return of the Absurd

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Recently, one of Britain’s loudest foulmouths announced his intention to contest the Bradford West by-election, having been outside a legislature since he lost his seat in 2010. It is not yet know whether he will stand as an independent or under his contrived party ‘RESPECT’.Continue reading George Galloway: Return of the Absurd