Jenny Taylor's blog

Pondering the sale of Eurostar

by Jenny Taylor - 4th March 2015

News this morning of the sale for £.75billion of another national asset, Eurostar, to reduce the national debt, strikes a dissonant chord.

Isn’t ‘national debt’ an oxymoron, if anything ‘national’ can simply be flogged off?

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For once, our reasonable culture has no reasons. 

Of course, it’s obvious the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were killed for religious reasons, but why would one kill for religion?

The killings by two masked gunmen audibly shouting Allahu Akhbar – God is Great – on videos replayed over and over again, are bullets to the heart of the Western dream.

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Guest Blog: ‘Islam has a stronger tradition of legitimated violence than Christianity’

by Prof John Wolffe - 10th December 2014

A HISTORIAN responds to DfID Minister Desmond Swayne’s comparison of ISIS and Christianity

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