Gavin Ashenden

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Trolling on twitter is a strange and deeply dark phenomenon

The death of the much admired Caroline Flack caused shock waves that were personal as well as public. Whenever anyone tragically takes their own...

The competing ethics of duty v self-interest misread by Harry and Meghan

The announcement from Harry and Meghan will cause a variety of responses from the public.One of them will be sadness. There is a tragic...

Freespeech for 2020!

It’s been an astonishing year. Some things have moved very fast. Two things in particular have stuck out. One is the dreadful level of...

Islam has three political strategies — immigration, population and violence

There is a well-known doctrine in Islam called Taqiyya. It’s the principle that should some deceit further Islam’s interest, you have a duty to deceive. It looks tragically as...

The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech….

Once upon a time I fell deep in affection with Carl Gustav Jung.  It turned out to be a dreadful mistake. It took me...

Internet ethics abolish forgiveness

I can’t manage the moral math’s that lies behind our new internet ethics. I’ve been reading stories or moral virtue and disaster in the public arena and trying to work out if there...

Extinction Rebellion promise to subvert democracy as well as capitalism to promote the new apocalypse

One of my favourite childhood stories was the Emperor’s new clothes. I’ve always been suspicious of the pressure from crowds to make us believe...

Resisting assisted suicide, for the sake of the vulnerable

When I heard that I was going to have the opportunity of debating the issue of euthanasia and assisted dying with Silvan Luley, a...

Citizen Welby and the Cosmetics of ‘Reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that is to...

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